Preston boss Simon Grayson says Jordan Hugill is not for sale

Christophe Berra climbs over Jordan Hugill when Ipswich Town hosted Preston earlier in the season. P

Christophe Berra climbs over Jordan Hugill when Ipswich Town hosted Preston earlier in the season. Photo: Steve Waller - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Preston North End boss Simon Grayson has made it clear to Ipswich Town that striker Jordan Hugill is not for sale ahead of next Tuesday’s 11pm transfer deadline.

Blues boss Mick McCarthy has admitted that the hard-working 24-year-old, who took his goal tally for the season to eight with a brace in last Saturday’s 2-2 comeback draw at Aston Villa, is a player he likes.

It’s understood that Town have had bids of £1.5m and £2m rejected.

“We have made it very clear that we aren’t for letting our best players go,” said Grayson. “Bids have been turned down because we have something good at this club. I’m delighted that the owner has stood by me when I’ve said I don’t want to sell X, Y or Z.”

On 36-year-old Irish striker Robbie Keane, who is a free agent after leaving LA Galaxy, Grayson said: “If Robbie comes here it will be more for footballing reasons than wages.”


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter