Millwall in for West Brom misfit Jordan Hugill
Millwall are interested in taking Jordan Hugill from his unsuccessful loan at West Brom, according to a report from News Shopper.
The Norwich City outcast has only managed to score once for the Baggies this season and was pushed down the pecking order when Daryl Dike arrived from Orlando City this month.
But the Lions are reportedly “keen” on taking him on loan for the second half of the season due to a shortage of strikers.
It is understood that Tom Bradshaw has been ruled out for three months due to a knee injury.
Matt Smith has been sold to Salford City and the News Shopper adds that Jon Dadi Bodvarsson is expected to join Bolton.
The report also suggests that Hull City will be competing with Millwall to land 29-year-old Hugill.
Norfolk Live had reported that Norwich boss Dean Smith had held talks with the misfiring striker and that it was a situation that would be looked at.
He had previously said that he did not believe there was a recall option in the loan contract (Norfolk Live), but that would presumably not be an issue if West Brom were also happy for him to leave.
This seems likely as manager Valerien Ismael says he has spoken to Hugill about his role at the club, which strongly implies there is not going to be much of one going forward.
It seems unlikely the club would have spent a reported fee in excess of £7million (Daily Mail) to bring American forward Dike to the Hawthorns if they felt that the Englishman was going to feature heavily over the rest of the season.
Millwall are thought to see him as an option to help fill the gap caused by the expected injury absences of Tom Bradshaw and Sheyi Ojo, who are reportedly set to miss 12 weeks and 10 weeks respectively (South London Press).
Hugill’s career has not gone as he would have hoped after he made a £10million move to West Ham four years ago, as he barely featured at the London Stadium and had to translate loan moves into a transfer to Carrow Road, where unfortunately the same situation appears to have developed.