Tammy Abraham would be a “great signing” for West Ham this summer, according to Kevin Phillips.
The 2000 European Golden Shoe winner, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, urged David Moyes to pursue a deal for the 23-year-old who carries an “aerial threat” as well as “bags of pace”.
Eurosport‘s Dean Jones claims the Hammers are confident of signing the Chelsea striker this summer, especially if they finish in the top four.
Football Insider revealed last month that Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is not convinced by Abraham’s qualities and that could open the door on an exit at the end of the season.
Abraham has contributed 90 goals and 24 assists in 207 career appearances but has been frozen out at Stamford Bridge in 2021.
When asked by Football Insider if Abraham is the best man to replace Sebastien Haller at the London Stadium, Phillips said: “Abraham would be my personal choice.
“I think he would be a better option for David Moyes than say an Adam Armstrong. He gives you different kinds of options.
“He brings an aerial threat from crosses as well as that threat in behind because he has bags of pace and loves getting in behind. I think he would be a great signing for West Ham.
“Abraham has got a lot of experience in the Premier League for a player that is still very young. I think he would be a good fit.”
As quoted by the Metro, ex-Irons and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is a big fans of Abraham.
He said: “Do you know what I love about him? He’s had to show people that he’s made of the right stuff.
“You can have all the ability in the world but if you haven’t got the character and the nous to see a situation and say ‘I’m gonna take that’… He has done that.”