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West Ham dealt big blow as report claims Southampton are best placed to sign Blackburn Rovers striker Adam Armstrong

West Ham have been dealt a big blow with The Express reporting that Southampton are now leading the race to sign Blackburn Rovers hitman Adam Armstrong.

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Hammers boss David Moyes will be desperate to bring a couple of top class strikers to the London Stadium this summer.

One of the names to have been persistently linked with West Ham since January is Adam Armstrong (The Sun and Claret and Hugh).

The 24-year-old would be the absolutely ideal addition for the Hammers.


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It seems as though the Blackburn ace could be on his way to the Saints this summer, however.

West Ham to miss out to Southampton in Adam Armstrong race?

The Express claims that the south coast club are leading the race to sign Armstrong.

Ralph Hasenhuttl could bring the 24-year-old to St Mary’s from Ewood Park for just £16 million according to The Express.

It is suggested that Southampton have already opened talks with intermediaries.

West Ham will have to act fast if they still want Armstrong.

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The 24-year-old has everything that David Moyes looks for in a striker.

He is incredibly mobile, possesses blistering pace and works his socks off each and every time he takes to the pitch.

Armstrong is a great finisher as well. He finished second in the Championship scoring charts behind only Ivan Toney with 28 goals in 40 league games for Blackburn this season (Transfermarkt).

Surely we can’t allow Southampton to have a free run at him?

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Let’s hope not. Signing Adam Armstrong for just £16 million would be a great deal for West Ham. We quite simply have to get it done as soon as possible.

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