It’s obvious that one area David Moyes needs to make an addition to this summer is at centre forward, with Michail Antonio the only player who can play through the middle effectively, but Dean Windass claims that Adam Armstrong wouldn’t be good enough.
Armstrong has made a name for himself at Blackburn Rovers after he was released by his boyhood club Newcastle United, and last season was a standout one for him as he finished second top scorer and won the player of the season award.
Should West Ham sign Armstrong?
A whole host of clubs have been credited with an interest in the striker but Moyes has reportedly made him a priority signing this summer despite also being linked with the likes of Ivan Toney and Tammy Abraham.
Moyes has shopped successfully in the Championship before during his time with the Hammers as he brought in Jarrod Bowen and Said Benrahma, who have shown they are good enough for the top-flight, but Armstrong would not be able to replicate that, according to Windass as he spoke exclusively to Transfer Tavern:
“I’m not saying he’s a bad player, but every footballer has a level and I think the Championship is his level.
“He could stay there as he’s a young boy and I’m sure Tony Mowbray won’t want to lose him, and I think everyone has a level but I’ll never say anyone is a bad player.”
If Blackburn were to sell Armstrong to any club, they would likely prefer it to be the Magpies as they have a 40% sell-on clause which would be cancelled if he returned to his boyhood club.
With just one year left on his current contract, Rovers may want to sell their star striker this summer so they can look to reinvest some of the money back into their squad and attempt to push higher up the table next season.
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