Crystal Palace have made contact with West Ham and have asked to be kept abreast of the situation of Danny Ings in the January transfer window, according to Michael Bridge.
According to the writer for Sky Sports, the persistent injury crisis at the London Stadium makes it doubtful that the move will be approved as it stands.
Bridge continued by stating that if Ings had to choose, he would want to stay in the Premier League and rank Wolves and Palace higher than Southampton.
“I think Palace, like a couple of clubs, have been asked to be kept aware of his situation at West Ham,” Bridge said in an interview with GIVEMESPORT on January 13.
“But considering West Ham’s possible injury problem right now, I’m not sure if that’s a go right now.
“Because it’s been mentioned that Southampton also likes Danny Ings, but if he does decide to leave West Ham, we know he wants to stay in the Premier League.” There have also been mentions of wolves.
Priorities must be established.
According to reports, West Ham will postpone selling Ings—whether permanently or on loan—until they have more information about their injury concerns or until they can find a suitable replacement. However, they must first determine their top priority.
Ings has only started one Premier League game this season, starting nine others after coming off the bench. In his 16 appearances overall, including in League Cup and Europa League games, he has not scored a single goal.
This has happened while David Moyes has favored Michail Antonio and Jarrod Bowen as central attackers. However, with 19-year-old Divin Mubama as a possibility, would Ings truly be that important?
Would it be better to hold onto Ings to play these games rather than relying on Mubama and making money on a guy who is merely past his prime? Reports indicate that Antonio’s most recent injury setback will keep him out for a further three weeks, while Bowen is predicted to lose a similar amount of time.