Jordan Hugill: Preston North End have no intention of selling forward in January

Jordan Hugill
Jordan Hugill has scored nine goals in 22 appearances for Preston this season

Preston North End boss Alex Neil says they have no intention of selling forward Jordan Hugill in the January transfer window.

The 25-year-old handed in a transfer request in the summer, which was rejected by the Championship club.

North End bought Motherwell striker Louis Moult for a fee thought to be in the region of £500,000 on 14 December.

"People think as we've signed Louis, Jordan will leave. That's not the case," Neil told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"What we couldn't do, even if we wanted to, was accept a bid [for Jordan] in the last window because we didn't have enough cover.

"Jordan Hugill is not leaving the club and we're not interested in selling him at the moment. He's performed very well for us and we've brought Louis in to bring competition to that spot."

Since submitting his transfer request towards the end of August, Hugill has made 16 appearances for the Lilywhites and scored six goals.

"We've had meetings and discussions with Jordan. I've sat with him and his agent on numerous occasions because naturally they want what is best for them," Neil continued.

"It's not as if he doesn't like the place and doesn't want to be here. When somebody comes in with untold riches then obviously lads are going to get their heads turned."

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