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Leeds United can put an end to their issues in front of goal this summer if they can get their hands on West Ham United forward Jordan Hugill.

The 25-year-old former Preston North End striker only made the £9million switch to the Premier League in the January transfer window but has found opportunities in the starting line-up hard to come by.

In what has to be one of the strangest signings for the Hammers in some time, even by their standards, Hugill has amassed just 22 minutes of playing time in total since his move.

According to a report in the Sun, the centre-forward may be loaned or sold on in the summer and after failing at West Ham – or not being given a chance to show his worth – Leeds can reignite their interest in the forward.

Prior to Hugill’s move to East London, the Whites were reportedly linked with the North End player but would not match the valuation.

However, now that he could be available on a loan, it could be the perfect opportunity for Leeds to finally land some real quality in the position.

As it stands, there is a distinct lack of class, effort, pace and finishing ability – not Pierre-Michel Lasogga, Caleb Ekuban, Kemar Roofe, or Jay-Roy Grot have given Paul Heckingbottom any reason to give them a place in the starting line-up each week.

But Hugill could be the answer.

Hugill has shown he knows how to find the back of the net in the Championship and can be the man to solve Leeds’ problems in attack.

In other Leeds United news, Leeds 27-year-old is fighting to save his job after weekend events.

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