It was a disappointing season for David Moyes' West Ham side as they put all their eggs in the Europa League basket, with a top-six finish seemingly slipping away from them. But they were knocked out by Eintracht Frankfurt at the semi-final stage, missing out on reaching a major European final in what would have been the first one for the club in 46 years.
But, despite faltering towards the end, Moyes can take pride in how his squad performed over the course of the season and secured a top-seven Premier League finish for a second consecutive year. But now, Moyes' focus will be on strengthening his squad this summer as he looks to lead the Hammers again next season.
West Ham have many talented attackers who have performed superbly this season, and that is the reason why the club has managed such impressive performances both domestically and in Europe. The likes of Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio both performed well over the course of the season, but Moyes will surely be looking to add reinforcements to his frontline.
Although Antonio performed well in the league, scoring 10 goals, he fared a little less better in Europe, scoring just two - one against a poor Dinamo Zagreb side in the group stages and one against Frankfurt. If Moyes had had another top striker at his disposal for when Antonio was not performing, perhaps that would've been enough to get West Ham into the final.
So, adding a bit of depth, essentially a Plan B-type striker, is surely on Moyes' summer wish list - Ings could be the man that Moyes looks at. Ings has proven to be a very clinical striker when he is fit and leading the line, and his 22 goals in the 2019-20 season is more than any West Ham player has been able to score in a season since the inception of the Premier League.
With a low fee of around £25m-£30m (which they have done for many players in recent years) surely enough for a deal to be struck, it makes Ings an attractive option for West Ham. And with Andriy Yarmolenko's contract expiring this month and it looks likely that the winger will be leaving the club, Moyes will need reinforcements anyway for his forward line, so why not start with Ings?
The odds of Danny Ings joining the Hammers are 6/1.