West Ham United have received somewhat of a blow today with the news that Everton are eyeing up a summer swoop for Blackburn striker Adam Armstrong.
Hammers boss David Moyes wants to bring the 24-year-old to the London Stadium this summer (The Sun).
Club insiders Claret and Hugh then claimed that Armstrong is the Scot’s number one summer striker target.
It now seems as though West Ham face a real battle if they are to sign the prolific striker, however.
Football Insider claims that Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti is keen to bring Adam Armstrong to Goodison Park in the summer.
West Ham face real battle with Everton allegedly chasing Adam Armstrong
The 24-year-old hitman has everything that David Moyes looks for in a striker.
Armstrong perfectly suits the system deployed by Moyes what with his hustle and bustle.
He has explosive pace and is a very good finisher. 20 goals in 37 games for Blackburn this season proves that (Transfermarkt).
Armstrong could be available for around £25 million this summer according to the Sun.
That seems like an awful lot of money for someone whose contract expires in the summer of 2022, however. Perhaps Blackburn will settle for a fee closer to £15-20 million.
If West Ham manage to sign the 24-year-old for around that kind of price, it will be good business. Everton allegedly throwing their hat into the mix for the Blackburn ace will undoubtedly be an unwelcome complication for the Hammers, however.