By Saikat Mandal

1st Jun, 2022 | 7:31pm

Burnley midfielder Josh Brownhill likely heading to join West Ham United

Burnley midfielder Josh Brownhill is “likely heading” to join West Ham in the summer transfer window.

Speaking on the Talking Transfers podcast, 90Min journalist Graeme Bailey has suggested that the midfielder is “obviously” heading towards the London Stadium.

Last month 90Min (23 May) reported that Brownhill has emerged as a target for David Moyes, as the Hammers look to replace retiring captain Mark Noble.

Bailey said: “There’s a lot of players who are going to leave [Burnley]; we know Tarkowski, Mee – Josh Brownhill is obviously likely heading to London Stadium… a very good player.”

Is he good enough?

David Moyes is facing a big summer to rebuild the squad, with the club needing at least six to seven new faces.

Alex Kral is set to return to Spartak Moscow while Noble has retired. The central midfield is one area that needs bolstering.

The 26-year-old midfielder is hardly a glamourous game. However, he would be available at a bargain price following Burnley’s relegation to the Championship.

Brownhill is an industrious player who hardly scores or provides assists. At best, he can be a good squad player, and can be a reliable back-up option for Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek.

He is good at tackling (2.1 per game, as per Who scored) and his combative style is probably what Moyes must be looking for.

Brownhill is a defensive midfielder, who is equally good at reading the game. He makes 1.9 interceptions per game, which is the same as Declan Rice.

In other West Ham news, the Hammers have offered a senior player to Euro club as exit looms large.

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