Despite us having one of the worst defensive records in the Premier League this season, some additional fire power in attack will be high on David Moyes’ wish list this January.
With Andy Carroll’s West Ham future looking in serious doubt, Andre Ayew being linked with a move away and Toni Martinez seemingly being considered for a loan move, bringing in an additional striker in January should be given some serious consideration.
Chicharito is now back to full fitness and should expect to make his return to the side against Arsenal on Wednesday night but we cannot expect him and Diafra Sakho to fire us to Premier League safety.
Therefore, it’s no surprise that the bookies are naming us as favourites to sign Liverpool’s Danny Ings in January.
SkyBet’s odds show that they believe he is more likely going to remain at Anfield at least until the summer, but they do name West Ham as 5/1 favourites to sign him should he be allowed to leave in the New Year.
Ings’ Liverpool career has been blighted by injuries and he has been limited to just seven Premier League appearances in the last two-and-a-half seasons. His injury problems would undoubtedly be a worry for any club looking to sign him but there’s no denying his abilities in front of goal.
Before his move to Anfield, Ings scored 43 goals in 130 appearances for Burnley, including 11 in the Premier League during the 2014/15 campaign.
If he can remain fit then there’s no doubting he would add some much needed fire power as we look to steer ourselves clear of the bottom three and nearer the top-half of the Premier League table, which is where we belong.
Ings is valued at £7.2m by transfermarkt.com.