Date: 11th August 2020 at 10:18am
Written by: Robert Pugh

QPR are targeting a second loan deal for West Ham striker Jordan Hugill this summer, a report from West London Sport has claimed.

Hugill spent the 2019/20 season on loan from the Hammers with QPR, during which time he impressed at The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, scoring 15 goals and providing two assists, and it seems as though QPR are keen to have the striker at their disposal again next season.

According to the latest reports, Rangers had been keen to bring Hugill back to the club on a permanent basis this summer, although it now seems as though they may be unable to do that.

It is now thought that Rangers are looking at the possibility of a second loan deal for Hugill, due to the fact that West Ham’s asking price with regards to a permanent deal is too high for the Championship club, with the Hammers said to be keen to recoup the majority of the £8million they paid Preston for Hugill in January 2018.

As things stand, there are two years remaining on Hugill’s current contract with West Ham, although it has reportedly already become clear that the 28-year-old has no future at The London Stadium.

It does seem sensible for QPR to look for a loan move for Hugill if a permanent transfer cannot be secured here.

The forward has already proved he can be a useful source of goals for Rangers, and that is something they are going to need again next season, with another loan move also potentially putting them in a stronger position to secure an extended deal next summer.

However, with West Ham’s interest in QPR’s Ebere Eze well documented in recent times, it does seem slightly strange that a permanent swap deal between the two clubs for the players has not been arranged, and you wonder if that may yet come as the transfer window moves on and clubs become more desperate to get their business done.