Jordan Hugill is reportedly close to leaving West Ham United and returning to former employers Preston North End. The Hammers, under the guidance of former Manchester United boss David Moyes at the time, made the surprising move to sign Hugill for a reported £10million from Preston in January 2018.
He only made three Premier League appearances for West Ham, all which came from the bench, and the 27-year-old was shipped out to Middlesbrough last summer on a season-long loan. Hugill’s time at the Riverside was more positive at least, netting six times from 37 Championship games, but Boro opted not to make the deal permanent as they were not fully convinced by the striker.
It now appears the Englishman is set for a return to the second tier of English football following reports former employers Preston are ready to take him back to Deepdale. The Lilywhites are set to pay around £5million for Hugill’s signature, half of what they sold him for.