Former Aston Villa striker and pundit Gabriel Agbonlahor feels West Ham ought to do whatever to attempt and sign Blackburn Rovers’ Adam Armstrong in the summer season.

The Rovers forward has netted 18 goals this season and is the 2nd leading scorer in the Championship (17) behind Brentford’s Ivan Toney.

Tony Mowbray has admitted there was a tip of surprise that no top flight club came in for the forward last month.

The club are now attempting to extend his offer beyond the summer season of 2022, with Rovers’ CEO Steve Waggott having actually confessed would’ve taken a ‘significant offer’ to part ways with Armstrong.

However there are fresh reports in the nationwide media that West Ham are considering an ₤ 8m move in the summer.

Michael Antonio is currently the only senior striker on the Hammers’ books, after the sale of club-record finalizing Sebastien Haller to Ajax in January.

And Agbonlahor feels Armstrong would provide the ideal competition for the 30-year-old.

He told Football Insider: “You take a look at Ollie Watkins, you look at Ivan Toney, I’m sure if Brentford do not increase, he’ll get a relocate to the Premier League.

” A lot of these Champion strikers are making the grade when they come up to the Premier League and they are showing they can do it.

” It would not amaze me if he was the sort of player who wouldn’t groan about being the second choice up until he gets settled in.

” I make certain that would be an ideal finalizing that David Moyes would look at.”