By Gabriel Agbonlahor

10th Feb, 2021 | 4:00pm

Agbonlahor: Moyes told to launch West Ham bid for 'next Ollie Watkins'

Gabriel Agbonlahor has claimed Blackburn Rovers striker Adam Armstrong would be a “perfect signing” for West Ham United.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, Aston Villa’s record Premier League goalscorer pointed to Ollie Watkins as an example of a striker coming up from the Championship and thriving in the Premier League.

The Sun report West Ham’s scouts are tracking the 23-year-old after considering an £8million move in January.

Armstrong is in the form of his life for Rovers having scored 17 times in 26 Championship appearances after finding the net 16 times in the league last season.

Only Brentford’s Ivan Toney has scored more goals in the Championship this term and Agbonlahor has also tipped him for a Premier League move.

He told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “You look at Ollie Watkins, you look at Ivan Toney, I’m sure if Brentford don’t go up, he’ll get a move to the Premier League.

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“A lot of these Championship strikers are making the grade when they come up to the Premier League and they are showing they can do it.

“It wouldn’t surprise me if he was the sort of player who wouldn’t moan about being the second choice until he gets settled in.

“I’m sure that would be a perfect signing that David Moyes would look at.”

West Ham currently only have one senior striker, Michail Antonio, after club-record signing Sebastien Haller was sold to Ajax in January.

Antonio missed their FA Cup defeat to Manchester United on Tuesday night meaning winger Andriy Yarmolenko had to lead their line.

In other news, Football Insider can reveal West Ham’s asking price for Manuel Lanzini after Paris Saint-Germain’s approach.