Hammers and Gooners target Henry Onyekuru has explained he could turn his back on both clubs as he bids for serious playing time.
The Irons have been strongly linked with the Nigerian who hit the net 22 times in Belgium for KAS Eupen and said: “The first and most important thing for a player is to get playing time.”
He added: “I’m still young and I still have a long career to pursue but now I need to play.
“My agents are in talks with top clubs in the Premier League, Bundesliga, French league and others. If they accept our terms, then I’ll make a decision.
“It’s not just about going to a big club and sitting on the bench. It’s not good for me, or being loaned to a club where I won’t play or where I will struggle to play.
“The money can come later but for now, I just want to play to improve, not just to play for a big club.”