West Ham are at the front of the queue for Blackburn Rovers striker Adam Armstrong this summer according to the Lancashire Telegraph.
There is a problem, however.
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Blackburn are demanding £20 million for the 24-year-old hitman and that is causing a standoff between the Championship club and the Hammers.
West Ham desperately need to sign a new striker this summer.
David Moyes needs to bring an established centre-forward to the London Stadium in order to provide more quality competition and cover for Michail Antonio.
West Ham after Adam Armstrong
The 24-year-old is on the Hammers’ radar according to the Lancashire Telegraph.
In fact, the East London outfit are at the front of the queue for Armstrong’s signature.
Blackburn are demanding £20 million for the former Newcastle hitman. And with just 12 months remaining on his current deal at Ewood Park, West Ham are reluctant to pay that kind of money for him.
And you have to say, we can’t blame the owners for that.
£20m too much for Armstrong
Paying £20 million for a Championship striker entering the final year of his contract just wouldn’t make any sense.
Blackburn are living in a dreamworld if they think they’ll get that much money for Armstrong.
It will be a different story if the 24-year-old signs a new deal with Rovers.
Until then, however, £10-12 million seems like a fairer price for the prolific striker.
It remains to be seen whether West Ham will be able to pick him up for that kind of fee or not though.