West Ham transfers: 4 strikers the Hammers have been linked with this summer

Michail Antonio, West Ham. (Photo by CLIVE ROSE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Michail Antonio, West Ham. (Photo by CLIVE ROSE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /
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West Ham target Danny Ings.
West Ham target Danny Ings. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images) /

Danny Ings

Danny Ings was destined for greatness when he signed for Liverpool in July 2015, but cruciate ligament damage meant he only played 14 times for the Reds before Southampton offered him a lifeline – which the now 28-year-old took with both hands.

An initial loan spell included two hamstring injuries, but Southampton took the chance and made his signing permanent, and were rewarded by the man from Winchester scoring 22 goals in 38 games last season.

During his stint at Liverpool, Ings played four matches in the Champions League, registering one assist, as well as two games in the Europa League – both of which are competitions he will be hoping to play in again.

Dependant on where West Ham finish the season, the Hammers could be his best chance of playing against Europe’s finest teams once again, with the Irons looking good for at least the Europa League.

Ings’ injury record is a concern for any team looking to sign the Englishman (who has suffered another two injuries already this season) but when he has played, he has been scoring.

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Transfermarkt value the striker at £18 million, which could drop even lower should Southampton finish the season in the relegation zone, spending next season in England’s second tier – not a division Ings will want to be playing in.