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Jack Collison recommends £20m rated Peterborough striker Ricky-Jade Jones to West Ham
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Jack Collison recommends £20m rated Peterborough striker Ricky-Jade Jones to West Ham

Former West Ham United star Jack Collison has recommended Peterborough youngster Ricky-Jade Jones to his old club.

No Silva lining for West Ham as cameo shows Moyes must sign striker

West Ham boss David Moyes has made it clear he wants to build a new-look team around young, hungry players (, beIN Sports).

The Hammers have sold Albian Ajeti and Jordan Hugill to Celtic and Norwich respectively for a combined £7.5m.

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West Ham desperately short of striker options

And more sales are expected if buyers can be found for the likes of Felipe Anderson.

The sales leave West Ham desperately short up front with only Sebastien Haller and injury-prone Michail Antonio as options.

So perhaps the club need to listen to former star and fan favourite Collison.

The Atlanta coach was signed from Peterborough by West Ham.

And he took to Twitter urging West Ham to do the same with 17-year-old strike sensation Jones.

Jones scored twice for Posh in a pre-season friendly against Colchester United to enhance his budding reputation even further.

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Former Hammers hero Collison urges old club to look at Posh forward Jones

Collison worked as a youth coach at Peterborough and West Ham in his early retirement.

And he told the Hammers they should be taking a close look at the young forward.

Collison reacted to Peterborough’s post about Jones’s brace with applause and said: “Are you watching West Ham?”

That had some Hammers fans wondering if Collison knows something about an impending transfer.

West Ham have been linked with the likes of Ollie Watkins (The Sun) and Callum Wilson (The Sun). Both are rated around the £20m mark.

But Jones won’t come cheap either for West Ham.

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Chairman says teen sensation won’t come cheap

Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony predicts he will sell the striker for £20m in the next couple of years. And he has already received bids.

“Yep (we have received bids),” MacAnthony said.

“He’s not for sale for a long time. Will be my first £20 million quid sale in couple years (no pressure on him). But being serious; he’s a baby and one of ours so no rush. ”

Moyes has been told he must buy to sell this summer (Claret & Hugh).

Whether West Ham can raise another £10m or so and want to spend it on a young forward from a League One club remains to be seen.

But Collison knows what it takes to make it at West Ham so his backing should count for a lot.

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