West Ham’s bizarre decision to sign Hugill continues to confuse

As reported by The Sun, West Ham are ready to move Jordan Hugill to a new club this summer just months after signing him in the January transfer window.

What’s the story?

Hugill signed on a last day of the January window but has gone to make just three substitute appearances for the Hammers, failing to even make a single start under David Moyes.

It’s a bizarre situation and it seems that the club are ready to call time on his spell at the London Stadium already.

The Sun reckon the striker, who is rated at £7.2m by Transfermarkt, could be sold or loaned out in the summer as the club look to bring in more talented striking talent to push on from an immensely disappointing season.

Why did they sign him?

With just eight goals in 28 Championship appearances this term, Hugill wasn’t exactly the most inspiring of signings for Hammers supporters to begin with and his lack of action so far demonstrates that Moyes may not rate him highly enough to compete in Premier League action.

The move appeared to be an attempt from decision makers at the club that they were taking recruitment seriously and in every sense it’s a bit of business that has all the hallmarks of a panic buy.

Cutting their losses with the player this summer may demonstrate that Moyes is slowly growing in influence at the club and is set to take over control of transfers, which given the Hammers’ track record in recent windows could only be an improvement.

Irons fans will certainly be hoping the next striker signing can do more than make the odd substitute appearance.