The prospect of Everton pursuing West Ham United striker Danny Ings is gaining traction as they face obstacles in their pursuit of Southampton’s Che Adams, according to a report by the Sunday Mirror.
As relays the WHZ, the print edition of the newspaper reveals that Everton’s manager, Sean Dyche, is actively seeking to reinforce his squad’s attacking options. However, with Southampton reluctant to part ways with Adams, the Toffees are reportedly considering shifting their focus towards Ings.
Danny Ings, who joined West Ham in a £15 million deal in January, is not a constant fixture in the starting lineup. While the 31-year-old English striker might not be a regular, parting ways with him on short notice could prove unwise for the Hammers.
On the other side, Everton appears to be on the verge of securing a deal with Serie A outfit Udinese for Beto, a striker with a 10-goal record. Well-regarded transfer reporter Fabrizio Romano has indicated that the 25-year-old is poised to undergo a medical on Merseyside. Should this transfer come to fruition, it might prompt Everton to reconsider their pursuit of Ings, despite Dyche’s reported eagerness to reunite with the former Burnley goal-scorer.
West Ham themselves face their own striking concerns. With Gianluca Scamacca’s departure to Roma, the Hammers are left with only Ings and Michail Antonio as natural center-forwards. While the likes of Jarrod Bowen and Lucas Paqueta contribute to the goals tally, the potential injury of either Antonio or Ings could trigger a crisis in the striking department.
The situation beckons West Ham to contemplate a move for an additional striker, irrespective of the fates of Ings and Antonio. Balancing domestic and European competitions calls for the presence of at least one more capable center-forward, ensuring the team’s depth and competitiveness in various scenarios.