Danny Ings becomes West Ham’s second January transfer signing 

Danny Ings becomes West Ham’s second January transfer signing 

The £15 million agreement to bring Danny Ings from Aston Villa to West Ham United has been finalized.

Danny Ings, a striker for England, has transferred from Aston Villa to West Ham United as the goal-shy Hammers fight against relegation.

Ings, a 30-year-old striker with three England appearances, will move to the London Stadium after only 18 months with Villa after joining from Southampton.He is the Hammers’ second January acquisition after beginning the month with Brazilian defender Luizao.

Ings, who will don the No. 18 jersey, expressed his excitement about joining West Ham United. “It’s imperative that I get acclimated as quickly as possible and perform the crucial tasks on the field for West Ham.

We have some big games ahead of us, and my objective in coming here is to attempt to score as many goals as I can to help the club achieve success. Beginning is something I am eager to do.”

David Moyes, the manager of the Hammers, expressed his happiness at adding Danny to the team.

“He is an established goal scorer in the Premier League and will create fierce competition for positions in the attacking third. As we enter a hectic time in our season, we look forward to incorporating him into the team.”

The transfer happens at a time when Michail Antonio, West Ham’s second-leading scorer last year, is still being linked to a transfer.

Chelsea is one of the teams that allegedly tried to recruit the Jamaican international.
Ings cost Villa over £25 million in the summer of 2021; therefore, they have suffered a financial loss.

In his first year at Villa Park, the striker scored seven league goals, and this season he has six.

Prior to the 2021 move, he played in the Premier League with Burnley, Liverpool, and Southampton, totaling approximately 200 matches.

With only Golden Boot winner Jamie Vardy scoring more goals in the Premier League, his 65 goals include a career-high 22 in the 2019–20 campaign.

Ings joins a West Ham team that has struggled to score goals this year after placing seventh in the previous campaign. Only the Wolves have scored fewer goals than the Hammers’ 15, keeping David Moyes’ squad from finishing last on goal differential.

Gianluca Scamacca, an international striker from Italy, joined West Ham for £35 million after leaving Sassuolo. With seven goals across all competitions, the 24-year-old is the Hammers’ leading scorer, but only three of those goals have been league goals.

The club under Moyes has performed admirably in Europe, winning all six of their games in the Europa League to secure a spot in the round of 16.

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