Speaking exclusively to the The Transfer Tavern, Frank McAvennie has urged former side West Ham to go out and sign Brentford’s Ivan Toney this summer.
David Moyes’ side are on course to qualify for Europe for the first time in four years, and they still hold a faint hope of finishing in the top four despite successive Premier League defeats against Newcastle United and Chelsea.
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However, the Hammers have just one recognised striker in Michail Antonio, who suffers from regular hamstring problems and are yet to replace record signing Sebastien Haller following his January exit.
Toney has enjoyed a dream first campaign in the Championship, scoring 29 goals in 44 appearances to help Brentford reach the play-offs.
When asked about West Ham’s striker situation, McAvennie told The Transfer Tavern:
“I like the boy; he’s destined for big things. I like players that don’t mind doing the hard work.
“A lot of players nowadays are great on the ball, but don’t put a shift in off it. And he does, and I like that, and David Moyes likes that as well. If you’re going to spend money, spend money on him.”
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