According to a report from TEAMtalk, Blackburn Rovers hitman Adam Armstrong could be an alternative option to Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri for West Ham United this month.
Whatever happens, David Moyes absolutely has to bring a new striker to the London Stadium this summer.
That’s despite the fact that the Scot says he has a strong squad at his disposal.
We all know it.
David Sullivan is casting his net far and wide with his scattergun approach to transfers going into overdrive.
Yesterday we made a £26.7 million bid for Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri according to a report from the Athletic.
That really did come out of left-field and if we’re being honest it just reeks of ‘we tried’.
Sevilla want a lot more money for the Moroccan (Athletic) so there is surely no chance that we will sign him.
West Ham eyeing Adam Armstrong as Youssef En-Nesyri alternative
TEAMtalk claims that West Ham have another option lined up, however, in the form of Blackburn striker Adam Armstrong.
The 23-year-old striker has been linked with a move to the London Stadium already (ExWHUemployee).
Armstrong would be absolutely perfect for the Hammers.
He has been on fire this season with 17 goals in 26 games for Rovers to his name (Transfermarkt).
The 23-year-old is a hard-working striker, possesses explosive pace and certainly fits the mould of player David Moyes loves.
Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray recently raved about Armstrong, as quoted by the Evening Express:
“His explosive pace at the top end of the pitch allows you to play both ways, to not be overly concerned if you’re pinned back around the edge of your box because one pass releases pressure for someone to play the pass that he can hit just leaving it in the space for the speed and dynamic movement of Armstrong – it’s a devastating effect for the team.”
This is one we should be all over.
The problem is that Blackburn could demand as much as £30 million for the striker (TEAMtalk).
Let’s hope that the Championship side will be willing to accept a lot less than that. Because if they are not, West Ham fans will be left disappointed once again.