Frank McAvennie has exclusively told Football FanCast that adding another striker should be David Moyes’ priority this summer.
The Hammers are currently sitting fifth in the Premier League table following an impressive campaign under the Scot, but desperately need to bolster their strike department, especially with the prospect of European football at the London Stadium next season.
Moyes doesn’t currently have a senior recognised striker at his disposal after club-record signing Sebastien Haller wasn’t replaced after leaving for Ajax in January.
The versatile Michail Antonio had started 12 of West Ham’s previous 14 Premier League matches up front, but has suffered from different muscle injuries over previous seasons, including one that kept him out of the win against Leicester City at the London Stadium on Sunday.
Teenager Ademipo Odubeko started West Ham’s FA Cup fifth-round tie against Manchester United, but is too inexperienced to be Antonio’s understudy.
And whilst McAvennie recognises that Moyes generally has a settled squad, he’s urged his Scottish counterpart to sign a forward once the window opens.
He told Football FanCast:
“I think they need a couple of players in. They need cover for the striker, I definitely think they need cover. I do think they have enough defenders, but a striker and signing Lingard, those are the two signings I would want.”