Danny Ings looked well off the pace for West Ham during our friendly clash with Rennes tonight.

West Ham striker Danny Ings struggled to settle at the London Stadium following his £15 million move from Aston Villa in January (Sky Sports).

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It has already been claimed this summer that the ex-Aston Villa, Liverpool, Southampton and Burnley hitman could be sold just six months into his West Ham career.

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However, many believed that after a pre-season with his Hammers teammates under his belt, Ings would be a different animal for us this season.

David Moyes brought Ings to the London Stadium to score goals. He hasn’t done that consistently enough for us yet, but could he start banging them in this upcoming season and beyond? The signs aren’t good unfortunately…

West Ham man was well off the pace vs Rennes, now Moyes has to sign a replacement

It was a struggle for the 30-year-old out in France tonight, and he was replaced by young star Divin Mubama at half-time.

Even though the 18-year-old wasn’t at his best, he still looked far more of a threat than his more experienced teammate.

West Ham man was well off the pace vs Rennes, now Moyes has to sign a replacement
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Ings just looked well out of shape to me. His runs were slow and cumbersome and he struggled to actually get involved in the game.

In fairness to the forward though, the entire West Ham team were off the boil tonight.

The thing is, Ings isn’t a bad striker at all. In fact he’s a very good finisher who has scored goals wherever he has been.

However, he clearly doesn’t suit David Moyes’s system at the London Stadium one little bit.

I think the West Ham boss should cut his losses and sell Danny Ings this summer if he can, after his poor performance against Rennes tonight.


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