Kevin Campbell has claimed that Adam Armstrong would be a good signing for West Ham United as a back-up striker to Michail Antonio.
Football Insider have recently revealed that Everton have set their sights on signing the Blackburn Rovers star, a player who the Hammers also have their eye on, according to the East London club insiders Claret and Hugh.
Speaking to Football Insider, Campbell thinks that Armstrong would offer something different to Antonio and would be a sufficient back-up to the former Nottingham Forest ace given the problems that he has had with injuries:
“Antonio has been a warrior for West Ham but when you play at the top end of that pitch you take the buffeting.
“All the rough stuff happens to you. It wears on the body and he’s been really unfortunate with injury.
“Antonio is always going to be the main man but they need another quality striker that can step in when he’s injured.
“Armstrong would be a quality addition and he would offer something different to Antonio.”
West Ham should sign Armstrong
David Moyes’ team certainly need to sign a forward in the summer transfer window as cover for Antonio, and Armstrong would definitely fit the bill.
The former Newcastle United man has scored no fewer than 20 times and supplied a further three assists in 37 matches in total across all competitions so far in the 2020/21 season (Transfermarkt), highlighting that he clearly knows where the goal is.
Should West Ham sign Armstrong?
The 24-year-old also has the added weapon of ‘explosive pace’ as his boss Tony Mowbray pointed out in November, and so the Irons would not lose the kind of explosiveness that Antonio offers if Armstrong is playing instead of him.
Nonetheless, the Englishman could be an ideal signing for WHUFC in the summer.
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