As the transfer window continues, and West Ham United still lacks senior signings. So, let’s play a game of would you rather with a pair of strikers.
As per the usual, West Ham United has been linked with more strikers than one can count. Per sources, the Hammers are working a deal with two players this week, but the “who” part is still unknown. West Ham needs a striker, and two continuous links have been Danny Ings and Tammy Abraham. With that, let’s dive in.
Both Abraham and Ings are still in their 20’s, although Ings will be 30 by the end of the 2021/22 campaign. Both have capped and scored once internationally for England and have a decent idea of what it takes to play in the English Premier League. Besides those three similarities, they are completely different and would fit West Ham in opposite ways.
A veteran of the Premier League, playing in just over 140 matches. Through the years with Burnley, Southampton, and Liverpool, he has accumulated 55 goals in the PL, averaging a goal every other match. If you want prolific, he’s your man.
A West Ham would you rather: Danny Ings or Tammy Abraham
According to the always prevalent ExWHUemployee, we have been monitoring him all summer but are still nowhere close to signing him. Ings will be out of his current contract with Southampton after this year, meaning David Moyes wouldn’t need to break the bank to get him. According to The Mirror, he is worth £25m. Coming off of two massive seasons, this would be an absolute steal.
Chelsea is supposedly open to selling Abraham; however, they want somewhere around £40m for the young striker. Unlike Ings, the competition for Abraham is a lot higher, with Arsenal on the heels and very keen on the 23-year-old. However, recently, it has been reported that the Blue’s are willing to listen to any offer of Abraham, and David Moyes has always been keen on him.
It doesn’t feel like it, but Tammy Abraham has already played 89 matches in the PL. In that timeframe, he has notched 26 goals between Swansea, Villa, and Chelsea. Not as prolific at Ings, but he still averages a goal every 2.5 matches. Regardless of how well he has done, it feels like Chelsea are ready to part ways and try their luck elsewhere.
We’d take both, but that’s not the theme of this article. West Ham would benefit from either player, but basing attitude, age, and ability into effect, we would take Danny Ings. He may be older and a bit injury-prone, but his ability to find the net and play it sets him above Abraham for us. Let us know what you think, and let’s all hope the Gaffer can land one of these two electric talents.