Walcott, not Iheanacho, biggest threat to Ayew future

The Ghana international should be most wary of West Ham United moving for the Arsenal wideman

Theo Walcott and not Kelechi Iheanacho is the biggest threat to Andre Ayew’s future at West Ham United, according to Goal readers.

West Ham United have been linked to several high-profile transfer targets this summer as the Londoners look to bounce back form an underwhelming campaign last season.

As Slaven Bilic finally looks to build on the promise of the 2015-16 season, he appears to be targeting some ambitious signings in the market.

Arsenal duo Walcott and Olivier Giroud have been tipped for a move to the London Stadium, while unwanted Manchester City attacker Kelechi Iheanacho has also been tipped for a switch to the capital.

These rumours may well come as a threat to Ayew, with the Ghana international enjoying a mixed maiden campaign with the Irons last term.

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Walcott, Giroud and Iheanacho are all players who could threaten the Black Star’s spot in the starting XI, and at the very least they’d provide intense competition in the forward line.

According to Goal readers, Dede should be most wary of Walcott, with over 42 percent of our readers tipping the England international to be the primary threat to the former Marseille man’s starting spot.

However, respondents also believe Ayew’s spot in the Irons’ starting XI could be threatened by Iheanacho.

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He may not be to the liking of Pep Guardiola, but over 38 percent of those who replied to our poll believe that the Nigeria international is the most likely of the three to displace Ayew from the first team.

Finally, Giroud, who admittedly has made his name as a more out-and-out striker than Ayew, is perceived by fans to be the third biggest threat to the 27-year-old.

The French forward netted 12 goals in 29 Premier League outings last side, while the Ghanaian scored six in 25 outings, making five starts as a striker.