By West Ham Zone speaking to Frank McAvennie

15th Mar, 2023 | 9:10am

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

West Ham must avoid signing Scott McTominay from Manchester United this summer after reports of a £25m deal emerged, according to Frank McAvennie.

The Hammers are expected to lose Declan Rice to either Arsenal or Chelsea in the summer, and Scotland international McTominay has been linked with a move to the London Stadium after losing his place in the Old Trafford midfield to Casemiro.

But when asked about a potential move for his countryman in the summer window, McAvennie was against such a deal happening and claimed he didn’t have the “ability” to play for the club.

“No, not for me,” he told West Ham Zone.

“No. He doesn’t bring enough to the table for me. I want someone to scrap, he’s not a scrapper.

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“Decent player but you want someone that is going to go in there and scrap, get the ball. It’s alright when you’re playing for Man United, but when you’re playing for West Ham people are going to be on top of you.

“I don’t know if he’s got that kind of ability, so no. Not for me. But he’d probably come in and be a world-beater now.

“There’s a lot of players out there for West Ham that are better than McTominay.”

Moyes is said to be a fan of the 26-year-old, but the Hammers will have to avoid relegation if they want to have any chance of signing him.