Transfer guru, Fabrizio Romano, has revealed that Aston Villa have accepted West Ham United’s bid for Danny Ings, believed to be £15 million with add-ons included.
Romano also stated that the club have almost agreed on personal terms with Ings, and his medical tests have also been scheduled to move the deal along even faster.
West Ham Have Bid Accepted for Danny Ings
West Ham have reached full agreement to sign Danny Ings from Aston Villa, full package close £15m add-ons included. Personal terms almost agreed, here we go 🚨🛠️ #WHUFC
Medical tests scheduled in order to get the deal signed soon. pic.twitter.com/0G8mMEOihy
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 19, 2023
Desperate Need for Goals
Only Wolverhampton Wanderers (12) have scored fewer Premier League goals than the Hammers this season (15). This is largely because summer signing Gianluca Scamacca has failed to hit the ground running, scoring just three goals in 16 Premier League appearances.
However, unlike the Italian, Ings is a seasoned Premier League striker, and may just be the man to rescue West Ham. The 30-year-old has scored 68 goals in the competition in just 188 appearances and has long been considered one of the best natural finishers in the league.
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Can Ings Save West Ham?
With those numbers in mind, he absolutely can rescue David Moyes’ side from the drop.
The Hammers may sit in 18th, but they are only one point behind 17th-placed Bournemouth and an increase in goals should help them overturn that small deficit. However, the question is less about Ings’ ability to find the back of the net and more about whether or not West Ham can find the Englishman often enough.
West Ham have an average shot distance of 18.7 yards, the highest of any team in the league, suggesting that the Hammers lack guile in the attacking third; forcing them to shoot from range. That is not Ings’ strength, and he needs to receive the ball inside the 18-yard box to do what he does best – score goals.
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If David Moyes can find a way to make that happen more often, then Danny Ings may score the goals West Ham need to stay in the Premier League.