Danny Ings could have signed for Everton in the January transfer window, before he eventually joined West Ham United.

That’s according to a report from The Daily Mail who claim that ex-Everton boss Frank Lampard wanted to bring Ings, 30, to Goodison Park before he was sacked last month.

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And what’s more, the striker was actually open to the idea of joining the Toffees from Everton.

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However, in the end, Ings signed for West Ham a couple of weeks ago for around £12 million up front and a potential further £3 million in add-ons.

In typical West Ham fashion, Ings injured his knee during his debut for the club against Everton, ironically.

Things could have been very different for the 30-year-old though, had Lampard got his way…

West Ham striker Danny Ings could have joined Everton

The Daily Mail reckon that Lampard identified Ings as the perfect striker for Everton to help them move away from relegation trouble.

David Moyes won the race for the experienced hitman in the end though.

And if he remains fit, I reckon he’ll score bundles of goals for us over the course of the next few years.

West Ham striker Danny Ings could have joined Everton
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Danny Ings is far from the type of signing that I think Moyes should be making for West Ham. He’s not young with a high ceiling and a point to prove, far from it.

Having said that, for the here and now, he is pretty much perfect…IF he manages to stay injury free. That’s a very big if, given his checkered past with injuries.

All we can do is hope that his current knee problem isn’t too serious.

Because West Ham really need Danny Ings between now and the end of the season, if we are going to avoid relegation down to the Championship.

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