Middlesbrough set to swoop for Leeds United and Aston Villa target - reports

Middlesbrough are the latest club to be linked with a move for West Ham striker Jordan Hugill.

Wednesday, 1st August 2018, 2:04 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st August 2018, 2:08 pm
Jordan Hugill is thought to be interesting Middlesbrough

Hugill, born in Middlesbrough, only joined the Hammers in a £10m deal in January - but has found opportunities at the London Stadium hard to come by.

And the 26-year-old has been heavily linked with a switch to the Championship this summer, with Leeds expected to clinch a loan deal for the frontman earlier in the transfer window.

READ: Middlesbrough issued with hands-off warning over £3m targetHowever, a move to Elland Road failed to materialise and Hugill has been linked with several other clubs.

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Aston Villa showed an interest earlier this week and now, according to Teamtalk, Middlesbrough are set to enter the race too.

Boro are keen to add a new striker after the departure of Patrick Bamford to Leeds and a move for the Boro-born star could be in the offing.

Sam Vokes was thought to be Boro's top target but, with Burnley reluctant to let him leave, the report suggests that attention will now turn to Hugill who is thought to be keen on a return to Teesside.