Frank McAvennie has tipped West Ham to move for Ollie Watkins now that Brentford have completed the signing of Ivan Toney.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the Irons legend insisted that he would like to see David Moyes revert to a 4-4-2 formation next season much like the Leicester City side that won the Premier League title in 2016.
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Football Insider understands that the £9million transfer has opened the door for suitors of Watkins to make their move.
Waktins scored 26 goals in 49 appearances Championship appearances last season but narrowly missed out on promotion through the Play Offs.
When asked by Football Insider if another centre-forward was needed at the London Stadium, McAvennie said:
“I would like to think that now Ivan Toney has joined Brentford West Ham can make a move for Ollie Watkins. Ollie is a fantastic player and I would love to see him at West Ham.
“I want to see some good players join this summer and I would like to see more than just one striker at the club because even though Antonio did a wonderful job up top last season he is not a striker.
“We need to keep Haller fit and keep people beside him. I would like to see them play two up top. Look at when Leicester won the league with 4-4-2… People cannot handle it. It is a formation I like. I would like to see it and I think it would put smiles back on faces at West Ham, which is about time.”
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