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West Ham United: Frank McAvennie responds to Alexandre Lacazette development

West Ham United: Frank McAvennie responds to Alexandre Lacazette development -West Ham Transfer Rumours

Speaking to West Ham Zone, former Irons striker Frank McAvennie has reacted to a transfer development involving Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette.

The Lowdown: West Ham in Lacazette chase…

The Frenchman, who’s contract expires at the end of this season, could leave Arsenal for free in 2022 as West Ham eye the possible signing of a new striker for manager David Moyes.

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West Ham had been trying to strengthen that weakened position all summer, with Moyes himself admitting he was ‘desperate‘ to bring one in over the summer, but the lack of available options ultimately lead to no incoming forward option.

Star striker Michail Antonio’s history of injury problems have been a general concern and there are fears that one bad injury for the Jamaica international could land West Ham in a lot of trouble.

As such, it is arguable that new recruitment chief Rob Newman needs to prioritise the signing of a new striker and West Ham have apparently been targeting Lacazette.

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It is claimed by that the Gunners could look to sell in January and West Ham have ‘already positioned themselves’ to sign the 30-year-old – with contacts made between the various parties.

The Latest: McAvennie reacts…

Speaking to WHZ, despite his prolific record for Arsenal last season, Hammers legend McAvennie questioned whether he is the right man for the job.

Will he score enough goals or work hard enough off the ball? I don’t know. But they do need a striker,” he explained.

“Would they come in as back-up to [Michail] Antonio? I don’t know. Everyone’s in great favour of this false nine now.

“In David Moyes, we trust. He’s a great believer in getting players from abroad. The two boys he got in from the Czech Republic, Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal, are just magnificent. By all accounts, they’re wonderful trainers and they just go about their business, they never cause any problems, there’s never any hassle with them.

“I think he’ll be asking them about their pals, who’s coming through, who do you think can make it in the Premier League? I think that’s a big thing, they’ll be asking players. Kevin Nolan is there, he’ll be in their ears and trying to get a good one in before they go on the market.

“Lacazette? I’m not sure if he would come in and play second fiddle to Antonio.”

The Verdict: Disagree…

While the aspect of Lacazette coming in to compete with Antonio is a point of contention, we believe the signing of Lacazette would be a real coup for West Ham overall.

Scoring 17 goals in all competitions last season, he also has vast experience competing at the highest level over a career spanning more than ten years.

Averaging 2.1 shots per 90 since making his senior debut for Lyon back in the 2009/2010 season, with only Jesse Lingard and Antonio bettering that figure last season for West Ham, Lacazette is proven at finding the net when given consistent opportunities in the team.

Lauded as a ‘real handful’ by pundit Tony Cascarino to talkSPORT, 90min claimed recently that West Ham are indeed a likely destination for the player due to his openness to the idea of staying in London.

His contract situation, putting West Ham in a really strong negotiating position to sign the player in January, certainly marks him out as a real potential coup.

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