West Ham United currently have just Michail Antonio as a recognised striker and Rob Lee, who was given the chance by the late Glenn Roeder to play for his boyhood club, has exclusively told Football FanCast that Adam Armstrong is good enough to play for the Hammers.
Armstrong enjoyed a scintillating season in front of goal for Blackburn as he netted 28 goals in the Championship, only pipped to the Golden Boot award by fellow ex-Newcastle United striker, Ivan Toney.
Armstrong was loaned out to clubs such as Bolton Wanderers, Barnsley and Coventry during his time on Tyneside and was eventually sold in 2018, and Lee spoke exclusively to FFC about how the striker is good enough to play for the Hammers:
He said: “He’s good enough for West Ham, I’ve watched him a lot because he played with my son at Barnsley and I watched him when he was at Newcastle. I said when Newcastle sold him that they should never have let him go and I stand by that.
“I think he’s good enough to at least get a shot in the Premier League because he’s a natural finisher, he’s quick and strong. If you’ve got those attributes then you’ve got a chance of being able to score in the Premier League.”
The 24-year old was never given a real chance at Newcastle as he was handed just 17 appearances in the league before Rafa Benitez decided he was not good enough and should be sold.
David Moyes decided not to replace club-record signing, Sebastien Haller, in January as he joined Ajax and the lack of goals in recent weeks has been a downfall for the Hammers.