Peterborough Director of Football Barry Fry has exclusively told Football FanCast that his former striker Ivan Toney and Jesse Lingard could fire West Ham into the Champions League next season.
The Hammers are within touching distance of the top four following an excellent campaign under David Moyes, but recent defeats to Newcastle and Chelsea have damaged their hopes of reaching the Champions League for the first time.
Jesse Lingard, who’s been involved in 13 goals in 11 Premier League games since his January loan from Manchester United, has been the spearhead to their chances of reaching Europe ‘s elite competition – with the Londoners losing just four times since his arrival.
Such is Lingard’s form, Moyes is already keen on bringing the England man back permanently next season.
But if West Ham want to be considered as top four contenders once again, a striker needs to be top of Moyes’ priority list this summer.
And the Hammers, along with a number of Premier League sides are closely monitoring Brentford striker Toney, who could cost £35m this summer according to Football League World, with West Ham failing to replace Sebastien Haller.
Meanwhile, Michail Antonio’s hamstring problems have come to the front once more, and Fry believes that Lingard and Toney would be a major step in the right direction for West Ham.
He told Football FanCast:
“They should go and buy Toney no matter what is costs, and Lingard – then they will definitely get in the Champions League!”