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West Ham: Danny Ings can get Scamacca firing

West Ham United could be set to pull off a huge coup from a Premier League rival…

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That’s according to talkSPORT reporter Alex Crook, who spoke of the Hammers’ interest in Danny Ings.

The Aston Villa frontman has entered the final 18 months of his £120k-per-week deal, and as such has garnered interest from a host of clubs in the division.

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Crook would follow this up with claims to GIVEMESPORT:

“If it gets to nearer the deadline and West Ham haven’t got a striker in, what a good addition he could be for them in terms of the forward line.

“I think Danny Ings is one of those players who can afford to wait and see what offers are there late in the window. He doesn’t necessarily need to nibble at the first offer.”

Ings could get Scamacca firing

Whilst David Moyes would be gaining a proven goalscorer at this level, another added benefit from this potential deal could be to afford Gianluca Scamacca additional time to acclimatise.

The Italian has struggled to find his feet at the London Stadium since his summer move, with just three Premier League goals to his name. This is a far cry from the 16-goal titan they thought they had snatched from Sassuolo.

They are in desperate need of a clinical finisher, and no longer can rely solely on the 24-year-old. As such, the arrival of someone as “lethal” as Ings – as dubbed by pundit Chris Sutton – could be imperative in moving them from joint-bottom of the table.

The 30-year-old has managed six league goals this season in what has been a tumultuous time for his club, overseeing manager upheaval and torrid form.

But with four goals in his last five matches, he seems poised to find his feet once more at Villa Park after recording 13 goal contributions last season.

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West Ham could swoop in as beneficiaries of this resurgence, and in one fell swoop give Scamacca some true competition whilst adding guaranteed goals to the squad.

He had previously notched 46 goals in 100 appearances for Southampton, who endured many seasons as tough as the current one plaguing the east London outfit.

Given that only last season saw talkSPORT pundit Tony Cascarino suggest he would be a “dream” for Liverpool, there is no reason to believe that he would not be an instant success under Moyes that could ignite Scamacca’s career at the club.