West Ham United registered interest in signing the midfielder Josh Brownhill from Burnley this summer transfer window, according to 90min.
After the retirement of Mark Noble, West Ham captain and also their legend, the club will look to sign midfielders. On the other hand, Alex Kral will return to Spartak Moscow for another loan spell. So a quality midfielder will be in the prime position to target in this summer transfer window.
According to the reports, club manager David Moyes wants to create a great midfield depth in the squad. The club’s recruitment staff also believes that a good midfield depth is necessary and it will only get better with the addition of ‘Premier League quality’ midfielders.
Josh Brownhill joined Burnley in January 2020 in the winter transfer window from Bristol City. The 26-year cost The Clarets £ 9 million back then. Now, he has a deal up to 2024 for the Turf Moor outfit.
Role of Josh Brownhill in his team
According to the reports, Brownhill won’t come cheap for The Hammers. However, he is a quality midfielder and worth the expense. Brownhill is widely known for his accurate tackling and interceptions. The former Preston and Bristol City player amassed a total of 39 interceptions in 33 PL matchdays he played. Also, he ranked 4th in PL in total interceptions made with 68.
In the 2021-22 season, the Burnley midfielder scored two goals and provided three assists in 35 appearances. He played 86% of the overall minutes for the club in the recently concluded season [stats via Transfermarkt].
With the future of Declan Rice for West Ham under the cloud of doubts, West Ham United are looking for options in the midfield and Brownhill can be a good addition. If Rice decides to continue for West Ham and the club can add Brownhill beside him, it can prove to be a strong midfield pivot.
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