By Paul Robinson

10th Jun, 2021 | 6:00pm

Paul Robinson: West Ham will land 'incredible' striker if they sign Wood - he was 'brilliant at Leeds'

Paul Robinson has backed Chris Wood to “score a lot of goals” next season if he moves to West Ham.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and Burnley goalkeeper said the 29-year-old would be “the ideal signing” for David Moyes’ side this summer given their style of play.

As revealed by Football Insider on 4 June, the Irons have joined Premier League rivals Aston Villa and Everton in the race to sign the Burnley striker.

It is understood that the Clarets will demand at least £30million for the New Zealand international who has two years remaining on his contract at Turf Moor.

Wood scored 12 goals in 33 Premier League appearances last term – the fourth consecutive season in which he has reached double figures in the English top flight.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his thoughts on Wood’s future, Robinson said: “Chris Wood is top striker in my opinion.

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“His record speaks for itself, his stats are incredible. He always scores goals.

“The scouts and recruitment department will be paying close attention to those stats as well so I am not surprised West Ham are interested.

“He is very fit and picks up barely any injuries and he scores goals on a regular basis. I think he’d be a great option for West Ham as much as I wouldn’t want to see him leave Burnley.

“He was brilliant at Leeds and, when he left, they missed him dearly. I think they would have got promoted sooner if he had stayed.

“Woody knows where the net is and he would score a lot of goals at West Ham. He would be a fantastic signing for them.

“I suspect Burnley would do everything they can to keep hold of him though. The way that West Ham play he would be the ideal signing.” 

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