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Report: West Ham boss David Moyes plots £8 million summer swoop for Championship striker

According to a report from the Sun, West Ham United boss David Moyes is scouting Blackburn Rovers striker Adam Armstrong ahead of a potential £8 million summer swoop for the Championship hitman.

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Hammers boss David Moyes chose not to sign a new striker in January having sold Sebastien Haller to Ajax for around £20 million.

And with Michail Antonio looking jaded of late, that decision is now looking extremely foolhardy.

If the 30-year-old breaks down, West Ham’s hopes of a top six finish will be hanging by a thread.


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West Ham boss David Moyes plotting Championship raid

The Scot undoubtedly needs to address our lack of depth in the centre-forward position in the summer.

And the Sun claims that the Hammers could try and sign Blackburn hitman Adam Armstrong for around £8 million. The East London outfit have apparently been scouting the 23-year-old former Newcastle ace recently.

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Armstrong has been in fine form for Rovers this season with 18 goals in 29 games to his name thus far (Transfermarkt).

The English striker is incredibly hard working and is a constant menace for opposing defenders.

He possesses blistering pace and has been described as ‘explosive’ by his manager Tony Mowbray.

Armstrong is out of contract at Ewood Park in the summer of 2022. So perhaps Blackburn will be tempted to cash in on the 23-year-old for just £8 million in the summer, by which time he will have just 12 months remaining on his deal.

And if David Moyes brings the Rovers hitman to the London Stadium for that fee, it will be a superb piece of business for West Ham.

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