West Ham have been keeping tabs on Blackburn’s Adam Armstrong, although they are unlikely to make a move for the forward before Friday’s 5pm deadline.
The 23-year-old has been one of the outstanding players in the opening weeks of the Championship season, scoring five goals in four games, making him the top scorer in the league.
That continues what has been a very productive 2020 for the Rovers man as he hit 16 goals in the previous campaign and impressed with his movement and finishing ability.
And, it appears such form is attracting attention from Premier League clubs, with the reliable @ExWHUemployee Twitter account confirming this morning that he is a player that is on their radar but no bid is imminent.
“Apparently we like Armstrong and think he has a lot of potential but we are unlikely to make an offer for him.”
Obviously, the fact no offer is expected to be forthcoming this week will be a major relief to all at Ewood Park but the Hammers’ interest suggests they may have a battle to keep hold of the ex-Newcastle man moving forward.
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Armstrong is a quality player and you sometimes forget he is only 23 as he has been around for a while now.
In the past 12 months he seems to have added a consistency to his game that was missing, particularly in front of goal, and he has started the current season on fire.
So, in truth, Premier League interest isn’t a surprise and Blackburn will know they need to match his ambitions moving forward otherwise it may be tough to keep him at the club. For now though, it’s not a worry and he will hope to maintain his form as Tony Mowbray’s men look to build on their good start.
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