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Peculiar bid report seems off the money

West Ham have made a bid for Blackburn striker Adam Armstrong, according to a claim from a journalist on Twitter.

Pedro Almeida posted on Wednesday night that an offer of €30m had been tabled, which equates to £25.4m.

That’s questionable in itself, given that Armstrong only has a contract until the end of next season.

It’s also a dangerous suggestion as no bids, or  even handshake agreements, are allowed at this stage of proceedings.

Blackburn are also in no position to be promoted this season and the striker has been their shining light, scoring 19 goals in 33 Championship outings.

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Almeida has a history of being bang on the money when it comes to dealings involving Portuguese and Brazilian players but it is rather bizarre to see him reporting on a potential transfer between two English clubs.

Armstrong is certainly an intriguing option and the Irons do want to sign a striker following the departure of Seb Haller but we doubt anything is quite this advanced yet.

We wouldn’t be getting exited just yet!

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

6 comments on “Peculiar bid report seems off the money

  1. Personally I would not get exited at all..way to much money for a player who has scored 4/5 goals in his last 15 games ..dont rate him at all…could get alot better especially for thst kind of money …imo

  2. I won’t be getting excited anyway tbh. Generally Moyes has done well in the transfer market. Soucek and Coufal are proving to be absolute bargains, and Bowen has performed creditabkly. However I am still to be convinced by Benrahma and, at least for me, Armstrong is someone whose record in the championship is underwhelming. He averages a goal every 3 games for his present club which, whilst not bad, is hardly enough to justify the fee being quoted.

  3. I dont believe this for one minute, a good player but I cannot see how signing him will bring us to the next level and equally important keep our top players. If we finish in Europe it is time to buy the players that will move us into that level. This could be the greatest chance we ever had to bridge that gap to the top 4.

  4. I hope report’s are correct and they are monitoring Brondbys Danish Jesper Lindstrom 21 yr old. He looks class, great technique on and off the ball, has an eye to be in the right place at the right time and he reminds a lot of a certain Mr J Lingard but currently valued at only 6M! Would certainly add to our attacking options

  5. Like all other posts on this, I am in the luke-warm camp about this player. Firstly, no great scoring record even in the EFL, and no Premier experience. The risk v reward seems massively tilted to risk – why do we want that? Price also seems hyped. This is our chance to do something amazing, not be mugged off by mediocrity.

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