In a recent report, talkSPORT revealed that West Ham United are eager to recruit Burnley talent Josh Brownhill. It has been claimed that the Hammers are keen on recruiting the English midfielder when his contract at Turf Moor expires next summer.
Brownhill’s Impressive Form In The Premier League
Brownhill has put a string of impressive displays at the centre of Burnley’s midfield this season. He has proven his worth by scoring a couple of goals and grabbing one assist in 12 matches for the Clarets during this campaign in various competitions.
The English talent has caught the eye at both ends of the field based on his average of 1.5 tackles, 1.0 interceptions, 1.3 clearances, 0.9 shots and 1.1 key passes per 90 minutes in the Premier League. He has even been accurate when distributing possession from inside his half after completing 79.4% of his attempted passes in the English first division (stats via whoscored).
His current contract at the Lancashire club will run out at the end of this campaign. Hence, West Ham could potentially land him on a free transfer next summer.
Should West Ham United Boss David Moyes Snap Brownhill Up?
Brownhill is a good tackler of the ball and can time his challenges well to earn the ball back for his team inside his half. He usually puts his foot through the ball when needed and has got the vision to create some decent plays for others around him in the final third.
The English sensation can also shoot the ball well from long range. However, he needs to find a way to improve his productivity in the opponent’s half. Still, we can expect Brownhill to inject more bite and steel into West Ham boss David Moyes’ midfield.
At 27, Brownhill is about to enter the peak stage of his playing career. He is good enough to help the Hammers challenge for a European spot in the Premier League over the next few seasons. Thus, Moyes should focus on snapping Brownhill up on a free transfer next summer as he will improve the quality of his match-day squad.
Brownhill has got enough experience in the English top flight by now and won’t take much time to adjust to life at the London Stadium if the Hammers manage to sign him in 2024.