By Pranav Shahaney

24th Jun, 2021 | 12:10pm

Dean Windass believes Moyes would be keen on bringing Chris Wood to West Ham

Dean Windass claims David Moyes would be interested in signing Burnley striker Chris Wood for West Ham this summer.

The Hammers have been on the lookout for a striker since Sebastien Haller’s departure in January and have been linked with an array of names.

One player whose links have surfaced recently is Chris Wood [The Daily Mirror], and Windass believes he is one Moyes would prefer having in his side.

He told Transfer Tavern, “I think that would interest Chris Wood and it would certainly interest David Moyes to replace Antonio.

“That’s the main thing, is he going to play week in, week out at West Ham?”

Surely not

We’re looking to take the next step and build on our performances of this past season. Signing a player of Wood’s calibre is unlikely to help us achieve that feat.

Sure, he’s a decent Premier League striker and has led the line for Burnley, but he’s not a player that could force his way into some of the best teams in the world and that’s the kind of striker we should be looking at.

There are plenty of forwards overseas and few in England as well, who could walk in and instantly improve our playing eleven.

Wood would certainly be a vital acquisition and could be our target man in reserve, but we need a player that can guarantee us 20 league goals a season and that’s certainly not the New Zealand international.

Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham or Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri are two players we’ve been extensively linked with and the two of them are both younger and undoubtedly better prospects than the 29-year-old.

We’re hoping the club does the right thing and not sign him in the hopes of him leading the line for us next season.

In other West Ham news, Hammers table £15m bid to sign new player, talks ongoing – Italian journo

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