Middlesbrough signed West Ham United striker Jordan Hugill on loan until the end of the season in the summer, and after a tough first few months he has started to enjoy life on Teesside.

West Ham signed Jordan Hugill from Preston North End in January 2018 for £10 million, and made just three appearances for the Clarets in the Premier League before being loaned to Middlesbrough, just six months later.

The 26-year old is originally from Middlesbrough, and has relished his chance at playing for his hometown club this season. He has scored three goals in twelve games so far, with all three goals coming in his last three games, making him one of the in-form strikers in the division of late.

According to Claret and Hugh, West Ham have now named their price for the striker, offering Boro the chance to sign Hugill for £6 million.

The Hammers would be making a £4 million loss, however, his playing time would certainly be at a premium given the competition in attacking areas with the likes of Marko Arnautovic, Javier Hernandez, Lucas Perez, Andy Carroll and Michail Antonio vying for a starting place, and Hugill could look for a move elsewhere, with Middlesbrough leading the race.

Middlesbrough currently have an abundance of striking options too, with Britt Assombalonga, Rudy Gestede, Martin Braithwaite and Ashley Fletcher at the club. If Hugill is to sign on a permanent deal at the end of the season, it may mean another Boro striker could be shown the exit door as a result.

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