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West Ham United could allow striker Jordan Hugill to leave the club on loan before the transfer window closes on Thursday evening, according to The London Evening Standard.

The Hammers have brought in a host of new players over the summer, but a new striker is being widely reported as the final addition the club want to conclude.

Hugill joined West Ham on transfer deadline day on January, but the former Preston North End striker has been given precious little opportunities to show what he is capable of.

The centre forward is currently behind Javier Hernandez, Marko Arnautovic and Andy Carroll in the pecking order at the London Stadium.

As such, the potential addition of another striker – with a deal for Lucas Perez looking likely – would surely end any chance Hugill had of playing for West Ham this season.

A loan deal would be a situation that suited everyone, with a return to the Championship the most likely scenario.

However, in reality, it simply has not worked out at West Ham for Hugill and the club should look to sell him if a willing buyer is found.

The latest report by Sky Sports however is that the Hammers striker will join Middlesbrough on loan for the campaign.

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