With West Ham set to be challenging in four different competitions next season, David Moyes will be wanting to add some quality additions to his squad and one viable option would be Adam Armstrong, with Barry Fry admitting there is a deal to be done if the Hammers want the striker.
Armstrong looks all but set for an exit from Ewood Park this summer as Blackburn Rovers look to cash in on their star striker who has just one year left on his current deal, so they may rather put some money back into the squad instead of losing him on a free transfer next summer.
Should West Ham sign Armstrong?
There have been reports suggesting that the transfer fee could be as little as £8 million whereas others are suggesting that Blackburn will be wanting at least £25 million and given that Newcastle United have a 40% sell-on clause – the latter appears to be more realistic.
Considering Michail Antonio has never been the most reliable striker in terms of remaining fit for an entire season so, with the added games on a Thursday evening, Moyes may see this as the perfect time to sign a backup who is equally capable of leading the line, and Fry explained how there is a deal to be done exclusively to This is Futbol:
“His manager has stated that he wouldn’t stand in his way so I think it would be a very good time now to go and buy him, and I think there is a deal to be done if West Ham want him.”
Armstrong took the Championship by storm last season as he finished the campaign with a stunning 28 goals and that means that the Hammers will not be the only team fighting for his signature this summer.
The likes of Southampton and his former club Newcastle have been credited with an interest in Armstrong with both of those clubs desperate for a secondary striker to take the pressure off both Danny Ings and Callum Wilson respectively.