Former West Ham United player Frank McAvennie has confirmed that he expects Adam Armstrong to leave Blackburn Rovers this summer and has stated that the Hammers should sign the player, during a recent interview with Football Insider.
The Rovers frontman has been the subject of intense speculation in recent months after he notched up 29 goals last season and could well depart Ewood Park for the Premier League this summer.
Indeed, it is said by the same publication that top flight duo, Southampton and Norwich City, are leading the race for the 24-year-old’s signature as he seemingly edges closer to the exit door.
However, McAvennie has now claimed that he believes West Ham should be the club that signs the striker, whilst he also revealed that the player is indeed expected to move on over the coming weeks and months:
“From what I hear at Blackburn in general, it’s just a matter of who Armstrong goes to. He is going to move, he’s better than Blackburn.
“He can make that jump to the Premier League. I want him at West Ham. He could play with or instead of Antonio.
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“He needs that Premier League chance, look at Jarrod Bowen, look at Bamford. There is talent in the Championship.
“I really hope West Ham go in for him.”
Armstrong has just one year remaining on his current contract at Ewood Park and it is said that the club are holding out for a fee of £15 million for his services.
He originally joined Rovers back in 2018 and has since scored 64 goals in blue and white.
I have to agree with McAvennie on this one, it literally does appear to be a matter of it and not when with regards to Armstrong moving on.
He has proven that he is far too good to be playing in the Championship and like many people, I feel he is destined to play in the Premier League next season.
At the same time I can completely understand why Rovers want to get as much money for him as possible, as he is in the last year of his deal there.
If all goes well, Blackburn will receive a great windfall and Armstrong will get his dream move, so it is a win-win situation for both parties.