West Ham legend Frank McAvennie has urged his former club to sell a fan favourite as a matter of urgency.

Throughout their history, West Ham have had few strikers better than Frank McAvennie. The Scotsman had two brilliant spells in East London and is still loved by the fans. 

It is no secret that there are multiple players that the Hammers will look to get rid of over the next couple of windows. The likes of Said Benrahma, Maxwell Cornet and Pablo Fornals have all been tipped with a move away from the London Stadium, but McAvennie believes that latter should be sold immediately.

“Listen, I like (Pablo) Fornals but he knows he’s not getting in the team right now,” he told West Ham Zone. “It even looks as if he doesn’t want to play at the club any more, he can’t be bothered is the message I’m getting from recent performances.”

“He’s been great in recent years where he’s performed admirably and worked his socks off, you know, on the European Cup journey he was brilliant, but he’s looked a shadow of the player we saw then.”

“I honestly think he could go before the deadline very easily, West Ham have to let him go I feel,” he concluded.

Unfortunately, it is hard to disagree with what he has said. Fornals has given his all to the club, that is why he is so loved, but he simply is not good enough for the level West Ham want to be at.

His goal against AZ Alkmaar that sent West Ham to the Conference League final will forever be etched into our history and, therefore, he will always be a hero in East London.