Signing number four ... centre-forward Jordan Hugill comes to Rotherham United

ROTHERHAM United today landed their man as experienced striker Jordan Hugill joined them on a permanent deal from Championship rivals Norwich City.
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Millers new boy Jordan Hugill

The Millers had made the 30-year-old their top priority as they sought to strengthen their frontline in this month's transfer window.

The Teessider has signed a three-and-a- half-year deal at AESSEAL New York Stadium and becomes the fourth new recruit, following the arrivals of defenders Sean Morrison and Leo Hjelde and winger Tariqe Fosu.

Renowned for his work ethic and physicality, 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 wasn't in the plans of new boss David Wagner who sees Teemu Pukki, Josh Sargent and Adam Idah as his attacking options and won't name a fourth forward in his matchday 18.

Hugill, who has scored 78 goals in 327 career outings, could make his Rotherham debut in the New York clash with derby rivals Sheffield United on February 4.

He travelled up from Norfolk and underwent a medical in Leeds yesterday afternoon.

The Millers have no match this weekend because scheduled opponents Sunderland are in FA Cup action.