Adam Armstrong would be a quality addition for West Ham as a back up to the injury-prone Michail Antonio.
That’s according to former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about West Ham’s transfer plans and Antonio’s injury record.
Antonio, 31, was withdrawn during the first half of the Irons’ 3-2 win over Wolves on Monday with David Moyes confirming it was a hamstring issue after the game. [Football.London]
Earlier this week, this site revealed that Everton have set thier sights on signing Blackburn’s Armstrong, a player who West Ham also have an eye on, according to club insiders Claret and Hugh.
Campbell claims West Ham need a player who can step in when Antonio gets injured and tipped Armstrong to be a quality addition if he makes the move to the London Stadium.
“Antonio has been a warrior for West Ham but when you play at the top end of that pitch you take the buffeting,” Campbell told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.
“All the rough stuff happens to you. It wears on the body and he’s been really unfortunate with injury.
“Antonio is always going to be the main man but they need another quality striker that can step in when he’s injured.
“Armstrong would be a quality addition and he would offer something different to Antonio.”
After the sale of Sebastien Haller to Ajax in January, Antonio stands as the only senior striker at West Ham which would leave Moyes with a problem if his injury is serious.
Armstrong, 24, has been hailed by his boss Tony Mowbray who is quoted by the Football League Paper as saying, ““He’s a brilliant finisher – doesn’t score enough headers – but very natural off both feet. And he’s really fast, with electric speed from a standing start.”