West Ham have been rocked by the news that Blackburn Rovers will demand £25 million for Adam Armstrong in the summer (The Sun).

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Hammers boss David Moyes absolutely must sign a new striker this summer.

In fact, the Scot really needs to bring two top class centre-forwards to the London Stadium.

One of the names linked with a move to West Ham is Blackburn hitman Adam Armstrong (The Sun).

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The 24-year-old perfectly suits the system deployed by David Moyes what with his hustle and bustle.

He is a clinical finisher as well.

Armstrong has been in fine form for Rovers this season with 20 goals in 34 games to his name thus far (Transfermarkt).

The former Newcastle United ace possesses blistering pace and is an incredibly hard worker.

The Blackburn striker is out of contract in the summer of 2022. So West Ham were hoping to pick him up for a bargain fee at the end of the season.

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West Ham United’s Adam Armstrong hopes dashed

The Sun claims that Rovers will demand around £25 million for the 24-year-old this summer.

The Hammers would be mad to pay that kind of fee for someone who has just 12 months remaining on his contract quite frankly.

As much as West Ham need a striker like Armstrong, we should just wait until January 2022 when we should be able to pick him up or a bargain fee. Either that or wait until the following summer when the 24-year-old will be a free agent, if he doesn’t sign a new contract of course.

It seems as though Blackburn have shot themselves in the foot. Had they asked for £10-15 million for Armstrong, they may well have got that fee in the summer.

West Ham need to be patient. David Moyes should now look at other options. The Scot will undoubtedly keep a close eye on Armstrong’s situation, however.

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