West Ham United: Tom Edwards discusses the departures of Albian Ajeti and Jordan Hugill

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Podcast pundit Tom Edwards has recently discussed the departures of former West Ham United strikers Albian Ajeti and Jordan Hugill.

Last summer, the Irons secured the arrival of Ajeti from FC Basel for £8m (per BBC), however, he left the club earlier this month in a £4.5m move to Celtic.

Hugill had been with the Irons for a year and a half longer, having signed from Preston North End in January 2018 for a fee in the region of £10m.

The Englishman also left the club this month and signed for Norwich City for a fee of £2.97m (as per Transfermarkt).

So, in the latest episode of the We Are West Ham Podcast, Edwards discussed the departures of the two strikers.

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General view inside the London Stadium ahead of West Ham v Norwich City

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He said: “I think in the current climate because we ourselves [have nothing] going on in terms of ingoings, I actually was quite frustrated.

“I think it’s another clear indication of how poorly we’ve been doing in the recent transfer markets and overall, how bad David Gold and David Sullivan have been in terms of recouping some of the money they’ve spent on strikers who clearly aren’t good enough.

“It was just another example of our wrongdoings and the fact that Jordan Hugill, a player that scored 15 goals for QPR last year, 13 in the Championship, has been let go for so cheap to a team who clearly want to get straight back into the Premier League.

“So, they clearly think he’s a good player there, so, at £2.5m I think it’s a bit of a poor piece of business from the club and it doesn’t shock me but it frustrates me for sure.”

TIF Thoughts…

As can be seen in what Edwards had to say, he was clearly unhappy with how much money West Ham recouped on the sale of both players this summer.

Were you left frustrated by the departures of Jordan Hugill and Albian Ajeti?

Yes, could've got more

Yes, could've got more

No, they needed to go

No, they needed to go

However, with Ajeti having scored no goals in 12 appearances for West Ham (per Transfermarkt) and Hugill having scored no goals in three appearances for the Irons, it is perhaps clear to see that they were not good enough for the club.

Therefore, that perhaps raises more questions over why they were signed in the first place rather than how much they were sold for.

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