REPORT: West Ham United and Crystal Palace Front Runners to Sign Queens Park Rangers Forward Eberechi Eze

Eberechi Eze

West Ham United and Crystal Palace are the front runners to sign Queens Park Rangers forward Eberechi Eze, according to The Athletic’s David Ornstein.

Eberechi Eze: West Ham United and Crystal Palace Chasing Youngster’s Signature

After beating Watford 3-1 last Friday night, Hammers boss David Moyes was spotted in attendance at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Saturday afternoon to see Eze in action.

The Scot is likely to have been pleased with what he saw from the 22-year-old, who bagged his side’s third goal as the R’s beat Millwall 4-3.

Moyes is no stranger to successful Championship signings having bought Jarrod Bowen from Hull City in January but is likely to face stiff competition from Crystal Palace who also have Eze in their sights.

QPR are understood to want £20 million for the attacking midfielder but it is likely that they will have to accept a considerably smaller sum.

A Future Premier League Star?

Having spent time in the academies of Arsenal, Fulham, Reading and Millwall as a teenager, Eze joined QPR as an 18-year old in 2016.

Loaned out to Wycombe Wanderers for the 2017/18 season, Eze scored five goals in 20 appearances in League Two before returning to QPR the following January for the remainder of their Championship campaign.

After scoring six goals and providing three assists in his first 58 appearances for the Superhoops, Eze made his breakthrough this season.

Ever-present for QPR so far this campaign, the England age group player has 13 goals and eight assists in 45 matches. He is the club’s second-highest goalscorer, behind Jordan Hugill and Nahki Wells on 15, and his offensive output has been crucial in securing another season of Championship football for QPR.

His performances were rewarded with a call-up to Aidy Boothroyd’s England U21 side last year, with the youngster also eligible to represent Nigeria at senior level.


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