Football journalist Pedro Almeida has claimed that West Ham United are ready to make a £24 million bid for Blackburn Rovers striker Adam Armstrong this summer.
Hammers boss David Moyes is scouring the market far and wide for a top class striker.
The Scot currently has Michail Antonio as the only recognised senior striker at his disposal.
One of the names to have been consistently linked with a move to the London Stadium since January is Blackburn hitman Adam Armstrong (The Sun).
In fact, the 24-year-old is West Ham’s number one priority target according to club insiders Claret and Hugh.
West Ham ready to submit opening offer for Adam Armstrong?
Football journalist Pedro Almeida reckons the Hammers are ready to submit a £24 million bid for the Rovers ace:
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We just don’t think there is any weight behind Almeida’s claim.
The football journalist is usually spot on with his transfer claims but surely West Ham will not be paying £24 million for a striker who is out of contract in the summer of 2022.
A fee in the region of £10-15 million seems a lot fairer.
Armstrong is a top class striker. He has 25 goals in 41 games for Blackburn to his name so far (Transfermarkt).
Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray recently described the former Newcastle ace as an explosive centre-forward (Evening Express).
Signing the 24-year-old should be a priority move for the Hammers this summer.
Let’s have it right though. We shouldn’t be paying anywhere near £24 million for him unless he signs a new long-term deal with the Lancashire outfit.