Ings given escape route from West Ham


Ings given escape route to re-join former club

Danny Ings could emerge as a target for Southampton in the upcoming January transfer window.

The striker experienced arguably his best period as a player with the Saints, scoring 41 goals in 90 games. This successful stint followed an unsuccessful move from Liverpool, where he was sparingly used and managed to score only three goals.

Danny Ings could leave West Ham to join Southampton in January

Ings given escape route out of West Ham

Despite currently sitting in 4th position in the Championship, Southampton find themselves 12 points behind 2nd-placed Ipswich. The south coast side are the lowest-scoring team among the top four, with Adam Armstrong leading the attack. The former Blackburn striker has netted 12 times in the Championship, whilst Che Adams, next on the list for Southampton, has only managed four goals.

Ings could be The Saints solution to their goal-scoring problems. West Ham have a good trading relationship with Southampton, having bought James Ward-Prowse in the summer. The fact that The Hammers Flynn Downes is on loan to the same club should further help negotiations.

Considering Ings’ age and limited playing time over the past 12 months, West Ham might not recoup most of their £15 million transfer fee. Nevertheless, the transfer appears to be in the best interest of all parties involved.

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