Former West Ham United striker Frank McAvennie believes a new frontman should be at the top of David Moyes’ priority list this summer.
Following the departure of Sebastien Haller to Ajax in January, many might’ve expected a new arrival to supplement the loss.
That wasn’t forthcoming and Moyes has been left somewhat short in the department, currently without a recognised striker after losing Michail Antonio to a hamstring problem.
It’s the prospect of European football that has sparked McAvennie to tell Football FanCast that his Scottish counterpart must address the lack of options as a matter of urgency at the end of the season:
“I think they need a couple of players in. They need cover for the striker, I definitely think they need cover. I do think they have enough defenders, but a striker and signing Lingard, those are the two signings I would want.”
Is a new striker a priority?
However, the 31-year-old’s all-action style of play has produced numerous injury setbacks and has made it almost impossible for Moyes to rely on the London-born ace long-term.
With the likelihood of increased competition next term, whether it be the Champions League or Europa League, the Irons will almost certainly need to enter the market for a striker to supplement Antonio.