West Brom and Leeds United are both reportedly keen on signing out of favour West Ham striker Jordan Hugill. 

According to the Daily Star, cited by the Bristol Live, both clubs have joined fellow Championship sides Bristol City, Queens Park Rangers and Wigan Athletic in the race to secure the forward’s services ahead of the new season. 

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West Brom are keen on bolstering their attacking options further after the signing of Kenneth Zohore from Cardiff City last week, while Leeds are looking to bring in another goalscoring option to challenge Kemar Roofe and Patrick Bamford.

Hugill, 27, spent last season out on loan with Middlesbrough, scoring seven times as ‘Boro narrowly missed out on a playoff spot.

The Hammers are reportedly willing to take a 50% cut on the £10 million fee they paid Preston North End for the striker 18 months ago, with the deadline closing in just over two weeks time. 

So if the Baggies are serious about signing the powerful forward, they may well have to act fast or risk losing out to a Championship rival for Hugill’s services. 

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