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“I think he knows that” – Journalist says West Ham star has “not done enough” and needs to leave

Danny Ings, the striker for West Ham United, has not been able to establish himself at the London Stadium. In an interview with GIVEMESPORT, journalist Paul Brown gave an internal update on Ings’ future.

Since joining the team, the former Southampton forward has been Michail Antonio’s second fiddle. Because of their dissimilar player profiles, Ings doesn’t fit David Moyes’ preferred style of play. Ings’ future is undoubtedly in jeopardy because the Hammers are rumored to be interested in acquiring another striker before the January transfer window opens.

The Hammers have a problem in attack

Despite having a strong start to the Premier League season, Moyes’ team has suffered a run of unsatisfactory performances. Although West Ham has only won once in their previous five games in the top division of England, they have lost their last two games and are still in the top half of the Premier League. Jarrod Bowen, who has scored six goals, is the main source of goals for the capital club, according to FBref.

According to journalist Dean Jones, West Ham is deciding whether to wait until the summer transfer window or bring in a new center-forward in January. This information was just reported by GIVEMESPORT. Given that Ings hasn’t played much this season and is obviously not favored, the Hammers may be looking to add another player to challenge Antonio.

Danny Ings vs Michail Antonio – Premier League 2023/2024 Danny Ings Michail Antonio
                           Starts         0         10
                          Goals         0           2
                          Assists         0           1
                           Minutes        49          738
 Stats according to FBref

It wouldn’t be shocking to see West Ham prioritize purchasing a striker when the winter transfer market opens due to the lack of output from both Ings and Antonio. According to Football Insider, Moyes is looking to add a striker in January. After failing to finalize a deal in the summer, they had Hugo Ekitike, a forward for Paris Saint-Germain, on their short list.

Even if they sign a third player, West Ham can’t afford to lose two strikers in January, therefore it seems likely that Ings will be leaving.

Paul Brown update

Even if West Ham doesn’t acquire a new striker, Ings, who is now 31 years old, will benefit greatly from finding a new club given his Premier League playing time has been limited to just 49 this season. Only Lucas Paqueta, an English forward making £125,000 a week at the London Stadium, is paid more than Ings, according to Spotrac. Given the amount of use Moyes is getting out of him for the Hammers, his salary cannot be justified.

According to Brown, Ings ought to consider leaving the team soon because he hasn’t done enough since moving to West Ham. The journalist continues, saying that he doesn’t like the way West Ham plays and that he doesn’t think the team will obstruct his exit wishes. Brown remarked in an interview with GIVEMESPORT…

“I believe Danny Ings has realized he needs to leave because he hasn’t really been used in a way that maximizes his potential, as evidenced by how things have gone at West Ham. He doesn’t play alone. He truly isn’t able to play the same kind of games as Michail Antonio. They are not at all alike. Because Ings thrives on a frontman, he won’t get one in West Ham’s present lineup. I believe he is aware that he will need to join a new team if he wishes to play regular minutes in the Premier League, which he does given his age.

To be honest, I don’t think West Ham would get in his way. It’s probably better for everyone if he left since he hasn’t done enough for West Ham to indicate that he has much of a future there.”

David Moyes’ future at the London Stadium

Currently, Moyes’ contract with West Ham is about to expire, thus he will be departing at the end of the current campaign. The Athletic reports that it’s anticipated that West Ham would consider Moyes’ future at the London Stadium later in the season rather than making a decision right away.

Although Brown previously informed GIVEMESPORT that the talks would happen around Christmas, the team is also pleased with Moyes’ work. The Hammers may not be making a snap decision since they do, however, want to see progress.

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