'Could Be A Great Addition' - Exclusive: Pundit reacts to Insider's West Ham transfer reveal
Kevin Campbell claims Blackburn Rovers striker Adam Armstrong “could be a great addition” for West Ham but warns he is “very different” to Michail Antonio.
The former Arsenal and Everton striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, said the 23-year-old would cost “big money” this month and suggested David Moyes pursue other targets.
The Hammers are hoping to sign a new centre-forward before the transfer deadline after Sebastien Haller was sold to Ajax in a £20million deal earlier this month.
Renowned Irons insider ExWHUemployee has claimed on his West Ham Way podcast David Moyes could make a move for Championship top-scorer Adam Armstrong – he has netted 16 times in 23 league appearances this season.
The former Newcastle United striker has just 18 months left on his contract at Ewood Park and would prove a cheaper alternative to Sevilla’s £35million-rated Youssef En-Nesyri.
When asked by Football Insider if Armstrong would be a smart addition at the London Stadium, Campbell said: “Michail Antonio is the main guy at West Ham now.
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“If you bring another striker in for big money, he will have to be able to play another position. You would not spend big money to have a player warm the bench.
“Antonio has been their star man and when he is not there they struggle at times. He causes defences a lot of problems with his pace and power.
“Armstrong could be a great addition but he is very different to Antonio. They need somebody who can be an understudy type.”