The premier league struggler West Ham has agreed to sign Danny Ings from Aston Villa for a reported fee of £15 million ($18.5 million), the London club announced on Friday. Ings signed a contract that runs until 2025.
Till now Hammers are second-lowest scorers in Premier League with 15 goals from 19 games and are third from bottom of the Premier League. The striker is expected to be eligible to face relegation-threatened Everton at home on Saturday.
According to BBC, Hammers manager David Moyes welcomed the boost to his forward options.
“I’m really pleased to add Danny to the squad,” he said. “He is a proven Premier League goal scorer and will add great competition for places in the attacking third.
“We’re looking forward to integrating him into the group, as we go into a busy period in our season.”
The 30-year-old striker who was capped thrice by England seems very excited to join the hammers.
“We’ve got some massive games ahead of us — and I’ve come here to try and score as many goals as I can to help the team to get some positive results,” he said.
“I’m really looking forward to getting started.”