West Ham striker Hugill set for QPR medical

Jordan Hugill is set to undergo a medical ahead of an expected loan move to QPR from West Ham. 

Several clubs are keen on the striker but Rangers’ negotiations with West Ham have progressed and there is now an expectation that he will move to Loftus Road.

Hugill, 27, was lined up for a £1.1m move to Rangers from Preston in 2018 but interest from other clubs sparked an unexpected bidding war, which led to him eventually moving to east London in a deal worth around £8m.

He has been unable to make an impact at West Ham and has not started a match for the club.

After again being pursued by QPR, Hugill spent last season on loan at his hometown club Middlesbrough, making 37 Championship appearances – 17 of them as a substitute – and scoring six goals.

Hugill scored 23 league goals in 103 appearances for Preston, who signed him from Port Vale in 2014.

Rangers, who are looking to offload out-of-favour defender Toni Leistner, have been offered a potential deal to sign Jordan Rhodes on loan from Sheffield Wednesday.

But they would prefer Hugill or Scott Hogan, who played under R’s boss Mark Warburton at Brentford and is not in Aston Villa’s first-team plans.