Rotherham United poised to land centre-forward Jordan Hugill

ROTHERHAM United are closing in on the signing of Norwich City striker Jordan Hugill as they look to add to their Championship firepower in the January transfer window.
Jordan Hugill. Picture: Norfolk LiveJordan Hugill. Picture: Norfolk Live
Jordan Hugill. Picture: Norfolk Live

The Canaries have told the centre-forward he can leave Carrow Road and, as long as there are no late hitches, he could be unveiled as a Millers signing before the weekend.

He would become the fourth new recruit this month, following the arrivals of defenders Sean Morrison and Leo Hjelde and winger Tariqe Fosu.

Any deal for the 30-year-old, who is renowned for his work ethic and physicality, will be a long-term permanent one.

Middlesbrough-born Hugill began his career at Port Vale and has also played for Preston North End, West Ham United - who paid £8 million for his services in 2018 - Middlesbrough and Norwich City.

Most of his career has been spent in the second tier and he featured in the Premier League with the Hammers.

He joined Norwich from Boro in August 2020 but isn't in the plans of new boss David Wagner who sees Teemu Pukki, Josh Sargent and Adam Idah as his frontline options and won't name a fourth forward in his matchday 18.

“I had a chat with Jordan," the manager said. “He is exactly the type of striker I love, one who shows so much passion on the grass.

"But in our formation you normally play with only two strikers. We can do that and I will normally only name three for the squad."

The player has scored 78 goals in 327 career outings.