West Bromwich Albion boss Slaven Bilic correct to reject Jordan Hugill offer from West Ham United

West Ham United's Croatian manager Slaven Bilic reacts on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Brighton and Hove Albion at The London...

West Bromwich Albion have reportedly been given the chance to sign Jordan Hugill from West Ham United.

West Ham United's Croatian manager Slaven Bilic gestures during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Huddersfield Town at The London Stadium, in east...

According to the Guardian, West Bromwich Albion’s new boss Slaven Bilic is not interested in signing Jordan Hugill from West Ham United.

West Brom have been offered the chance to sign Hugill from West Ham, with Manuel Pellegrini’s side wanting Salomon Rondon.

However, Bilic is not keen on the idea of signing Hugill and that is a smart decision from the Baggies’ boss.

 

Hugill does have his merits as a Championship striker, and he has proved effective in the second tier before.

However, West Brom are going for promotion and Hugill would be a significant downgrade on what has come before him at the Hawthorns.

6th April 2019, Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales; EFL Championship football, Swansea City versus Middlesbrough; Jordan Hugill of Middlesbrough charges down Kristoffer Nordfeldt of Swansea...

Albion had Dwight Gayle and Jay Rodriguez up top last term, and Hugill simply isn’t of the same quality as either of the pair.

The target-man’s strength lies in his aerial ability, but he has only ever scored more than 10 goals in a Championship season once in his entire career.

And Bilic has made the right call by rejecting an offer to sign Hugill, as Albion are going to need better if they are to earn promotion.

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...

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