Agbonlahor reveals what makes Wood special as West Ham make move
Gabby Agbonlahor has insisted Chris Wood would be a great signing for West Ham.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England striker told the striker to do everything he can to push through a move to the London Stadium.
Football Insider revealed on June 4 West Ham and Everton had joined Villa in the race to sign the New Zealand international.
The latest new is that the Hammers have registered their interest in the powerhouse front man.
Burnley value the striker at £30million but are hopeful of securing a £40million fee if the three clubs begin a bidding war.
“Wood’s a very, very good player and wherever he goes, that team is going to get goals out of him,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
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“Maybe West Ham would be good. They’ve only got Antonio so they need to cover and maybe he could give them a different style of player. You don’t want the same type of striker on the bench.
“They’ve got the Europa League too, so West Ham probably need two more strikers. Wood would be a good option.
“I really like him, hardworking, physical, good in the air, he’s a great finisher as well.
“At 29, he’s going to want that move now. It’s now or never.
“Once you get into your thirties those moves become harder. If I was him I’d be pushing through that move this summer.”
Wood has scored 47 goals in 136 Premier League appearances, including 110 starts.
He has two years left on his Burnley contract after moving to Turf Moor in the summer of 2017 for a then club-record £15million fee.