Danny Ings might be on his way out of Southampton this summer and West Ham fans have been discussing whether they’d like the club to sign him on Twitter.
The Athletic have reported that the 28-year-old has rejected a four-year contract on the South Coast because he wants to test himself at a higher level, which we would be able to offer him with Europa League football next term.
There are no concrete reports link us with a move for the striker just yet but that hasn’t stopped many Hammers fans from debating the pros and cons of us potentially buying him on social media.
Given his injury record since rupturing his ACL in 2015, some supporters are understandably wary of bringing in a player who might spend time on the sidelines during important stages of the season.
But with his goalscoring record reading close to one-in-two at Southampton over the last few years, it’s difficult to fully turn your nose up at him if we were interested.
Here’s what some fans have been saying about Ings on social media…
Too injury prone, him and Antonio would be taking turns on the treatment table, a definite no from me !
— gary jones (@garyjones68) July 5, 2021
Fit Danny Ings – absolutely
Regularly injured Danny Ings – Nah!!
— Erik Hanson ⚒ (@ErikHanson66) July 5, 2021
Get Danny Ings to West Ham ✍🏼⚒
— Ibby (@1bbyWHU) July 5, 2021
I’d take him .. 15 goals a season right there !
— costahammer (@costahammer) July 5, 2021
Too much money and injury prone!!
— Steve Warren (@wozzer1962) July 5, 2021
Not gonna lie, I wouldn’t be thrilled. Good player but previous injury issues and his age would worry me. I’d much rather other targets unless he was stupidly cheap, which I doubt.
— Ed Ayling (@thatboied) July 5, 2021
If you’re smart you wouldn’t want him.
— ⚒️Luke H⚒️ (@hedingham1895) July 5, 2021