West Ham should not sign Blackburn Rovers striker Adam Armstrong this month, according to Kevin Phillips.
The former Sunderland and England striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, is adamant that the 23-year-old is of the wrong mould for David Moyes’s side.
The Irons are in the market for a new centre-forward after Sebastien Haller was sold to Ajax in a £20million deal earlier this month.
The former Newcastle United striker is the joint top-scorer in the division, his 23 appearances have yielded 16 goals and three assists this season.
When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on the potential arrival of the Englishman, Phillips said: “I do not think Adam Armstrong fits the mould at West Ham.
“Would Moyes even consider it? If I am being totally honest, I do not think he would.
“I think Moyes would be going down the route of a 6 foot plus striker.
“Of course Haller was that type of player and it did not work, but Armstrong?
“I do not think he would suit the way Moyesy wants to play.”
Speaking on Armstrong’s future last week, Rovers manager said: “I’m not nervous at all.
“I’ve spoken to a few Premier League managers about one or two of our players over the last week or two.”