By Frank McAvennie

10th Jul, 2020 | 7:00am

'I hear that...' - Exclusive: West Ham tipped to sign left footer as chase gathers pace

Frank McAvennie has urged West Ham to sign Antonee Robinson this summer to provide much-needed competition with Aaron Cresswell. 

The Hammers legend, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that Cresswell has had it “too easy” this season with no fit left-back to challenge the 30-year-old.

Football Insider revealed that Wigan Athletic full-back, Robinson, is firmly on the radar of David Moyes regardless of this season’s outcome.

The defender is almost certain to be sold this summer after the Latics confirmed last week that they had gone into administration.

Robinson, who was the subject of a bid from AC Milan in January, has made 34 appearances in the Championship this season.

When asked by Football Insider if the 22-year-old would be a welcome addition at the London Stadium, McAvennie said:

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“I think it is time they brought in some more competition for Cresswell.

“If you have somebody in there pushing you, you step up to the plate. It will keep him on his toes.

“I hear that Robinson is a decent player so he would push Cresswell. He has had it too easy with Masuaku out injured.

“It will not do him any harm having two players fighting for the spot. Club’s like West Ham should always have that anyway.”

Arthur Masuaku has been on the bench for the past two outings after he recovered from a twisted ankle.

However, the left-back has struggled to provide regular competition for Cresswell this season due to injury and suspension.

In other West Ham news, Paul Robinson has told Football Insider “there is a deal to be had” with Championship club after big transfer development.

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