West Ham transfer news: Club ready to accept £25m Hammers bid for striker who could join after Ings
West Ham United appear to be closing in on the signing of Aston Villa striker Danny Ings.
Earlier today, Sky Sports reported that the Hammers have agreed a deal with the Villans for the 30-year-old.
West Ham are set to pay around £15million for Ings, added the report.
However, the Hammers could yet make more attacking signings ahead of the January transfer window closing.
Sky Sports have also claimed that a potential move for Lorient’s Terem Moffi may still be on the cards.
Apparently, a move for the 23-year-old ‘has not been ruled out’ by West Ham.
Not only that, but Lorient are reportedly willing to accept £25million from the Hammers for their player.
However, player-side is where things get more complicated. Apparently Moffi is ‘undecided’ about the move.
West Ham’s lack of firepower has contributed to their struggles this season.
The Hammers, 18th in the Premier League table, have scored only 15 goals in 19 league games this term.
While Ings is a solid, experienced addition who’d hit the ground running, Moffi is a player with great potential.
The 23-year-old has caught the eye following a superb first half of the season, with 12 goals from 18 Ligue 1 outings.
Moffi is also a Nigeria international who has won seven Super Eagles caps and scored two goals.
‘An excellent provider of offensive depth’
A year ago, Total Football Analysis published an in-depth scouting report about Moffi.
They listed his main strengths as ‘intelligent offensive movement, positioning, powerful running ability and strength’.
‘Moffi is not a target man but an excellent provider of offensive depth,’ they wrote.
‘He scores most of his goals after being played through behind the backline and allowed to run off the defender’s shoulder.
‘However, his off-the-ball movement and ability to position himself well in the box, in general, is impressive. And he’s also good at providing a crossing threat, both for low and high crosses when his team is in the final third.
‘As a result, I feel Moffi has plenty of skills to suit different styles of play as a centre-forward and finisher, though you’d probably lean more towards a counter-attacking style.’