A journalist has delivered his verdict on whether the Danny Ings signing will impact the West Ham move for Terem Moffi.
Last night Hammers News carried claims from Sun journalist Alan Nixon that West Ham’s move for Lorient’s rapid striker Moffi was down to wages.
This morning news broke on the likes of Sky Sports that West Ham have moved to sign Ings from Aston Villa in a deal worth up to £15m.
That particular move seems to be progressing quickly and West Ham are keen to get Ings signed and in the squad for the huge clash with Everton on Saturday according to talkSPORT’s Alex Crook.
Only world superstar Kylian Mbappe, with 13 goals, has scored more than Moffi’s 12 in Ligue 1 this season.
As ever with West Ham, there has been claim and counter claim about the reported interest in the rapid Nigerian forward.
Supporters were excited at the prospect of signing a talented, quick, young star like Moffi.
Now, with the Hammers moving for 30-year-old, injury-prone but Premier League proven Ings, fans are understandably wondering if it will be curtains for any Moffi deal.
Now journalist Nixon has delivered his verdict on whether Ings signing for West Ham will impact the Moffi move.
Speaking on Twitter, Nixon has suggested West Ham are still in for Moffi despite the Ings move because the two forwards are “different”.
The journalist said the move is still on if terms can be agreed and feels the sudden nature of the Ings move is ‘bizarre’ but is probably an example of money talking.
“Different types,” Nixon said on Twitter when asked whether West Ham signing Ings meant the Moffi move was off.
“If you can sort terms (Moffi deal is still on)… a lot going on in West Ham attack right now…
“Bizarre business (Ings to West Ham). Two other clubs in and knocked back. Player happy to stay. And then gone. Strange.
“I imagine money has talked… longer deal… top salary.”
Many West Ham fans feel the Ings signing is typical of the West Ham of old. A player over 30, with a questionable injury record and clearly a panic signing that little planning has gone into.
But if the Hammers sign a young, up-and-coming striker like Moffi too then it is the best of both worlds.