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talkSPORT presenter claims West Ham United want to sign Southampton hitman Danny Ings
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talkSPORT presenter claims West Ham United want to sign Southampton hitman Danny Ings

West Ham United are keen to sign Southampton striker Danny Ings this summer according to talkSPORT journalist/presenter Alex Crook.

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Hammers boss David Moyes should be looking to bring at least two top class centre-forwards to the London Stadium this summer.

West Ham have already been linked with a plethora of strikers.

One of the names to have mentioned already is Southampton striker Danny Ings.

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ExWHUemployee claimed a couple of months ago that Moyes is keen to prise the 28-year-old Saints man away from St Mary’s in the summer.

West Ham still keen on Danny Ings

That’s according to talkSPORT presenter Alex Crook who claims that Moyes is a big fan of the 28-year-old centre-forward.

Crook suggested that Ings has a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with Ralph Hasenhuttl that he will sign a new contract with Southampton unless one of the two Manchester clubs come in for him, however.

Ings joined the south coast club from Liverpool for £20 million in the summer of 2019 (BBC) having spent the previous season on loan at St Mary’s. The hard-working striker has really impressed for the Saints, racking up 44 goals and 10 assists in 96 games so far (Transfermarkt).

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The former Liverpool hitman has experienced terrible injury problems throughout his career, however. So that will be an undoubted red flag for West Ham.

It would be a risky move signing Ings.

The 28-year-old has missed an incredible 665 days through injury since the start of the 2015/16 season (Transfermarkt).

Should West Ham avoid Danny Ings swoop?

As good as Ings can be on his day, we just think that we should avoid a move for him this summer. The Southampton forward is just too unreliable from a fitness perspective. He will be 29 in July as well.

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David Moyes should be looking at younger, more physically and athletically robust strikers with higher ceilings than Ings. That’s the way forward. That’s how you complete with clubs who have far great financial resources.

Hopefully the Hammers pursue other targets this summer.