Jack Marriott is a superb striker in form and, surely this summer, he’ll be in demand too.
33 goals in all competitions is up there with the best around and, though he’s playing in League One, you cannot knock his achievement.
A Championship club may be beckoning, then, but would a step up to the Premier League work for him at this point?
We discuss whether West Ham should have a look…
West Ham lack an out-and-out goal scorer and Javier Hernandez and Jordan Hugill could leave this summer, meaning a vacancy would open up in the striker department.
But Marriott would be a risk as it is a huge leap from League One to Premier League football.
Even though the 23-year-old bagged 33 goals this season, he is unlikely to be the quick fix, 20-goal striker West Ham desire and a move to the Championship would be a more sensible career move for Marriott.
Absolutely not, he’d be another Jordan Hugill at the London Stadium.
Marriott has done well, but taking the step up to the Premier League now would be too much.
At 23, Marriott has time on his hands and will one day get a chance, but West Ham shouldn’t be looking to offer him that this summer.
It’d be another foolish move.
No, stay away.
Marriott isn’t ready to step up to the Premier League yet, although he would be a good signing for Championship clubs.
West Ham have already failed with a striker signing from the second tier in Jordan Hugill so to go for a League One man this summer would be madness. They need a proven number nine.