Middlesbrough move for West Ham's £8m outcast Jordan Hugill could work

Jordan Hugill of Preston North End rounds David Stockdale of Brighton & Hove Albion to score the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and...

Middlesbrough should consider raid on West Ham for boyhood Boro fan Jordan Hugill.

 

Jordan Hugill of Preston North End celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Preston North End at Amex Stadium on October...

Middlesbrough are still cursing their decision to sign Ashley Fletcher for £6.5 million from West Ham last summer.

The manager who made that deal, Garry Monk, has since been sacked and Fletcher sent on loan to Sunderland... but this should not put Middlesbrough off another raid on West Ham this summer.

West Ham are reportedly prepared to let Jordan Hugill leave the club after just months, with Football London claiming he could be loaned out for the 2018/19 season.

West Ham spent £8 million on signing Hugill from Preston in January but they have not given him a chance, with manager David Moyes seemingly unimpressed.

Jordan Hugill of West Ham United battles for possession with Gaetan Bong of Brighton and Hove Albion during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and West Ham United at...

Hugill has Championship experience and could be useful for Middlesbrough if they fall short in their promotion quest this season.

Even if they do win promotion through the play-offs, Hugill could be useful, and his physical style could work for Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis.

Jordan Hugill of West Ham United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and West Ham United at Amex Stadium on February 3, 2018 in Brighton, England.

A loan move would be low risk for Boro, ideal after the Fletcher disaster, and it's a move Hugill would jump at.

He is a self-confessed Middlesbrough fan, telling the Gazette: "I was a Middlesbrough season ticket holder from the age of 10 up until I turned 16, when I started playing regular Saturday football."

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