By Pranav Shahaney

12th Jun, 2021 | 4:10pm

West Ham front queue to sign £20m-rated Adam Armstrong - Report

West Ham are reportedly at the front of the queue along with Fulham in the race to sign Blackburn Rovers striker Adam Armstrong this summer.

According to The Lancashire Telegraph, West Ham have enquired about the Blackburn forward, which has put them ahead of the likes of Newcastle, Southampton, Norwich City and Brighton.

The report states that the Lancashire outfit are holding out for a fee of £20 million in exchange for his services, despite Armstrong having only 12 months left on his current deal at Ewood Park.

Blackburn are looking to capitalise on his performances this season as he bagged 29 goals in all competitions, but it’s unlikely that clubs will pay that much.

Clubs will test the Rovers’ resolve over the course of the transfer window as they expect them to reduce their valuation of the player or risk losing him for free in 12 months.

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Armstrong is a quality goal scorer who is now ready to make that leap to the Premier League.

He’s English, understands the game, counts as a homegrown player, appears to be one of the hardest workers off the pitch.

Had he not been in the final year of his contract, £20 million seems fair for a striker in red-hot form.

Armstrong’s representatives had handled talks with Blackburn about his future and they’re clear that it’s unlikely he extends at the club as he aspires to play in the Premier League.

Quite frankly, we think that he’s outgrown the Championship and should be a valuable addition for us. He’s not very high on our priority list at the moment, but the fact that an enquiry has been made suggests that the club are keeping an eye on the player.

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