West Ham loan manager Carlton Cole feels that the club is good home for Kyle Walker-Peters, should he make the move to east London.

Our Hammers have been heavily linked with the Southampton defender, with our ExWHUEmployee reporting that talks are ongoing, although there is frustration at the lack of progress in recent days.

Cole, who was speaking with Gambling.com, feels that Walker-Peters would be a great fit at West Ham and hopes a deal can be realised.

“I’ve always been a big fan of Walker-Peters even though he is ex-Spurs,” stated the former Hammers striker. “He has always shown promise, is a fantastic talent and is a great defender.

“I really like the link with him so hopefully he sees the value in coming to West Ham. He just needs somewhere to grow and I think West Ham is the right place for him.”

The club are ramping up our recruitment drive this summer, with a striker now a priority. Talks are progressing well for Jhon Duran of Aston Villa, although Cole has given his view of other potential targets.

“I like Kelechi Iheanacho but I feel he has a lot of inconsistency at times,” said Cole, “He will have a great hot streak and then you won’t see him for the rest of the season.

“Tammy (Abraham) has always been a player I’ve admired. I know that he wants to conquer the Premier League so he might be one for West Ham. He reminds me of a young version of myself actually!

“I think I would go with Tammy Abraham over all the striker names linked as he can run in behind and hold the ball up, even though I think he could improve on that. Although depending on how Lopetegui wants to play he might not need to do that and instead play on the shoulder which he is also good at.

“He’s a fox in the box as they say. I like the sound of Tammy Abraham and I think he would be well suited for West Ham.”