According to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth, West Ham United striker Danny Ings might have a more significant role to play for the club in the upcoming season, writes the GMS.
Ings, who joined the London Stadium side from Aston Villa in January, hasn’t made a significant contribution so far, but Sheth believes he could become a crucial player for David Moyes if the manager loses Gianluca Scamacca and Michail Antonio.
West Ham have been able to move away from the relegation zone gradually. In February, Ings scored twice in West Ham’s 4-0 victory against Nottingham Forest, which helped them in their survival fight. However, apart from that, he has not made any significant impact at his new club and has received criticism from some supporters.
According to Transfermarkt, the Englishman has scored only two goals in 14 Premier League appearances, but since those goals came against a relegation rival, they could prove to be crucial for Moyes’ team. Ings was signed from Aston Villa for £15m during the January transfer window, and depending on the situation with Scamacca and Antonio, Sheth believes he could become an essential player for West Ham next season. Sheth told GIVEMESPORT, “Gianluca Scamacca hasn’t settled, he has had injuries and it hasn’t worked out for him in his first season.”
He added: “I wonder whether West Ham United are looking at that situation and thinking, ‘Are we going to cut our losses and maybe move him on in the summer, or are we going to say no, we’ve got a great player here, let’s see if we can work with him?’
“Now if the scenario happens that Antonio and Scamacca were to leave, then Danny Ings becomes even more important alongside any signings that West Ham could make.”