West Ham United are set to step up their interest in midfielder Josh Brownhill after Burnley were relegated from the Premier League, reports 90min journalist Toby Cudworth.
The Lowdown: Lack of depth
The Hammers are looking to add depth to David Moyes’ squad this summer after their sensational Europa League run visibly strained the players’ fitness, with a number of injuries occurring along the way.
With club legend Mark Noble having retired at the end of the season and Alex Kral seemingly not part of Moyes’ plans whatsoever, the Irons will surely be looking to bring in an extra midfielder to fill the deficit.
The Latest: Irons interested in Brownhill
Taking to Twitter, Cudworth claimed: “Anticipate Josh Brownhill interest to step up too after Burnley’s relegation.”
The Verdict: Good signing
Former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie has spoken of his admiration for Brownhill, saying that he’s “a fabulous player” who reminds him of John McGinn.
Having played 35 games in the Premier League this season, and considering two of the three he missed were due to Covid-19, the midfielder’s durability would come as a huge bonus to Moyes, especially with another European campaign to embark upon next term.
In fact, the Englishman has missed just seven games through injury in his entire Burnley career, and if West Ham can get the deal over the line for a cut-price this will be a shrewd singing for the east London club, providing depth in a key area and keeping plenty of funds left for other positions.
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