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Pundit reckons Irons missed a trick

Martin Keown says the Hammers should have tried to sign Tammy Abraham from Chelsea in the January window.

The Blues forward has been on the fringes of the first-team this season.

He has made just 12 starts for the club in the Premier League and has not played since the win over Southampton in February, when he lasted 45 minutes.

Part of that is down to injury but he was fit last weekend and was not included in the squad for the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City.

That has led to debate raging about his future, with the summer transfer window looming.

Abraham has scored six league goals this season and netted 15 last term, and Keown believes that the Irons would be a perfect landing spot for him.

However, he also thinks that the Irons should have made a move in January when it became clear Seb Haller was heading to Ajax.

Speaking to talkSPORT, as transcribed by HITC, he said: “(West Ham) would be the perfect move for him.

Should West Ham have done that (sign Abraham) when Sebastien Haller was allowed to leave in January?.

“West Ham are a little bit bare now at centre-forward. They haven’t got a centre-forward.” 

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2 comments on “Pundit reckons Irons missed a trick

  1. Am I the only person who would like to see Benrahma given an opportunity to play up front, he has pace and tricks and I think would be a better option than Bowen to lead the line. That way he won’t have much defensive duties except closing down further up the pitch. He played more forward when he was at Brentford and did well. I think Bowen is a brilliant player but he plays better supporting someone further afield. And Benrahma and Lingard also seem to have a good understanding of each other’s play. With Antonio missing, play them 3 up top with Benrahma furthest forward, and nope I’m not Algerian and on the Benrahma brigade. Thoughts anyone?

  2. Interesting idea re Benrahma and I suspect Moyes will try different options using some of our young players as well. It’s an ideal time to do it as for the first time in 3 seasons we are not scrapping to stay in the league. I am worried about the pressures on our current squad if we do get into Europe as it will be an unexpected achievement and probably too early for Moyes. Although I am sure there will be strengthening in the Summer it will not be easy with money tight and the right sort of players which Moyes favours being available at sane fees!

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