By West Ham Zone speaking to Frank McAvennie

24th Jan, 2023 | 8:10am

Pundit shares if West Ham United should move to sign Rangers pair Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent

We’re delighted to welcome former West Ham United striker Frank McAvennie as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at the London Stadium

Frank McAvennie believes West Ham should avoid looking at the Old Firm to boost their attacking options during the January transfer window.

The Hammers have been looking to add to their attack this month, signing Danny Ings from Aston Villa in a £15m deal, but the former England international has suffered a knee injury and is expected to miss up to a month of action.

With Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent both out of contract in the summer at Rangers and Celtic striker Giorgos Giakoumakis set to leave in a ££.5m deal (16 Jan, Fabrizio Romano), McAvennie was asked by West Ham Zone if he felt they could be good options for David Moyes but he felt they shouldn’t be considered.

“No, not for me no,” he said.

“Morelos no chance. Kent is a good player but no. I think West Ham have got Fornals, Benrahma. They’ve got great players in midfield. Bowen, he can get the ball down and create things. Kent’s the same.

“I don’t think he’d fit in at West Ham though. He’s a good talent.

“Nobody in the Premier League is going to touch Morelos I don’t think.

“Giakoumakis, no. They’ve got Scamacca and Antonio already. I don’t know if he’s quick enough myself. It’s a strange one.

“I’ve a wee feeling that Scamacca is going to be a decent player once we have the right squad. Once we have a squad that is playing week in and week out, he’ll show his talent for West Ham.

“And Antonio is 33 now. They want to bring a centre-half in for Dawson already, but you’ll want to bring some youngsters in. Not youngsters but they’ll get somebody else to replace him.”