Danny Ings, a striker for Aston Villa, has joined West Ham in a £15 million move.
The 30-year-old was acquired by the Hammers for an initial fee of £12 million, which will increase to £15 million if David Moyes’ team avoids dropping out of the Premier League.
West Ham stated that the necessary paperwork was delivered to the Premier League by 12:00 GMT, and as a result, they anticipate Ings to be available for Saturday’s match against Everton.
Ings leaves Villa, where he spent over 18 months and £25 million in August 2021, on a contract that lasts until 2025.
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Only Wolves have scored fewer Premier League goals than West Ham’s 15, who are currently 18th in the standings and winless in seven games.
In spite of making 21 appearances thus far this season and scoring seven goals for England, Ings has not started a league game since the World Cup.
His six Premier League goals are one more than West Ham’s top two scorers this season, Michail Antonio and £30.5 million summer acquisition Gianluca Scamacca, have combined for.
On October 9, West Ham defeated Fulham 3-1 thanks to goals from Antonio and Scamacca, but since then, they have each scored one more goal, dropping the team into the relegation zone with only one league victory.
Manager David Moyes expressed his delight with the addition of 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.
Ings has a consistent top-flight scoring record, averaging a goal per three games while at Burnley, Southampton, and Villa, with the exception of a spell at Liverpool that was disrupted by injuries. On November 13 at Brighton, he made his last start for Villa in a Premier League encounter.
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