By Sam Stone

10th May, 2022 | 7:10pm

West Ham target Eddie Nketiah should make the move to the London Stadium

West Ham United target Eddie Nketiah should be encouraged to make the move to the London Stadium after the Daily Mail reported the Hammers are in pole position for the 22-year-old.

Nketiah’s contract expires next month with David Moyes desperate to add another striker to compete with Michail Antonio.

Nketiah would provide the Irons with a different option up front and perhaps the clinical edge they’ve lacked at crucial moments this season.

However, this view has been challenged, with former Premier League striker Darren Bent suggesting the striker should stay at the Emirates.

Talking on talkSPORT breakfast, Bent said: “I want to see him [Nketiah] stay.

“I think he will get more than enough games next season and if you give him five or six games in a row he will score goals.”

West Ham should be going all out to entice the 22-year-old to the London Stadium.

Nketiah is a different option from what they already have up front and could thrive off of service from the likes of Jarrod Bowen and Said Benrahma.

Importantly, Nketiah would be central in West Ham’s plans going forward and would get the much-needed game time he craves.

If Moyes wants his side to be pushing for a top-six finish consistently then they must improve their current squad dramatically.

Moyes has worked miracles this season, but to ask this same group of players to repeat their outstanding season year on year is wishful thinking.

The Irons have the opportunity to snatch Europa League football from Manchester United.

If they can, this summer is the window where the Hammers push on and become a contender for the top four battle and not merely flirt with the prospect for half a season.

Players such as Nketiah, Kalvin Phillips, Ollie Watkins and Raphinha are the calibre of players the Hammers need to be pushing for if they want to use this season as a springboard for future success.

In other West Ham news, Michail Antonio has been spotted mocking a Frankfurt fan in a pitch invasion confrontation after the Europa League defeat.

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