Frank McAvennie implied that West Ham should not sign Callum Wilson this summer as the club cannot afford to have another injury-prone player.

The Irons and Celtic legend, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that the Hammers have a record of signing crocked players such as Kieron Dyer, Andy Carroll and Jack Wilshere.

Sky Sports reported that the Wilson is being targeted by the Magpies, West Ham and Spurs after Bournemouth were relegated last month.

The England international scored nine goals in 39 appearances for Eddie Howe’s side last season.

Wilson has suffered two anterior cruciate ligament injuries in his career as well as another knee injury in the 2018/19 season which kept him out for nearly two months.

When asked by Football Insider if three serious knee injuries were a major concern for David Moyes in the potential signing of the English striker, McAvennie said:

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“I do not know about Wilson. I not sure he has what West Ham need.

“Wilson has been about for a while and he has had some bad injuries during his career. They do not need another injury-prone player at West Ham.

“We have got to get rid of Wilshere. He is on big money and not doing anything. They have got to clear that up. They do not want to bring in another guy that could be injury-prone.

“Kieron Dyer was injured more than he played, the same happened with Andy Carroll and while nobody likes to get injured – why do West Ham keep buying these players?

“Wilshere has come in and been out of the team more than he has been in it. Moyes needs to be careful.”

In other West Ham news, Frank McAvennie has told Football Insider that his former club should make a move for £18million striker after big BBC transfer update.