By West Ham Zone speaking to Frank McAvennie

20th Jan, 2023 | 10:39am

Pundit: Danny Ings West Ham United transfer looks 'done and dusted' amid Sky Sports footage

We’re delighted to welcome former West Ham United striker Frank McAvennie as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at the London Stadium

West Ham United look set to seal the signing of Danny Ings today (Friday 20 January) according to Frank McAvennie, in what he feels is a “great signing”.

The Hammers have agreed a deal worth £15m for the Aston Villa striker, with the 31-year-old undergoing a medical ahead of the club trying to get it done in time for him to play against Everton on Saturday.

And McAvennie was delighted with the news that he would be coming in, telling West Ham Zone that he felt Ings could be the man to turn the club’s fortunes around in the second half of the season.

“They’re signing someone who could turn things around today,” he told West Ham Zone.

“It looks like it’s all done and dusted. He’s a good player. If they want to play the football the way they are, maybe Antonio and Scamacca are not those kind of players.

“Ings is that kind of player. He loves to get on the end of things and be part of the build up. He’s been at Liverpool too, so I think that could be a great signing.

“There’s something about scoring goals, my God, it might be the last resort for David.

David Moyes has found himself under increasing pressure for his job after West Ham slipped into the relegation zone after a 12th defeat in 19 games in the Premier League last weekend against Wolves.

But the signing of Ings on a permanent deal seems to lend its hand to the idea that the board are still behind him despite the poor results, as they continue to back him in the transfer market.

Ultimately results will decide Moyes’ future, but the board look to be making their stance clear by standing by Moyes once again.