Everton are targeting West Ham United striker Danny Ings this summer. 

According to The Sunday Mirror (27 August, page 77), Everton are considering a swoop for Danny Ings, with Sean Dyche keen to bring the forward to Goodison Park before the transfer window closes.

Dyche is very familiar with Ings’ qualities. He worked with the 31-year-old during his time at Burnley. Ings was a star for the Clarets, firing them to promotion to the Premier League in 2014, before impressing sufficiently in the top flight to earn a move to Liverpool.

Ings is a proven goalscorer at this level, having particularly impressed during his stint with Southampton. However, fitness issues and competition for places have seen him struggle to nail down a regular starting role across his subsequent periods with Aston Villa and West Ham.

Ings is exactly what Everton need right now, though. The 3-cap former England man is a penalty box poacher. He is a lethal finisher who will put away chances if they are presented to him.

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Ings could be the final touch to Everton attack makeover

Everton haven’t struggled to create goalscoring opportunities this season, but have failed to find the back of the net in any of their three Premier League matches so far. Ings would certainly help to make the Toffees more clinical.

However, his injury record and age does create an element of doubt over the suitability of this deal. If Everton can prise him away from the London Stadium for a bargain fee, though, then bringing him to Goodison Park makes perfect sense.

Everton have already signed Youssef Chermiti this summer, and Beto seems to be on the verge of making a move to Merseyside from Udinese. The arrival of Ings would complete a major overhaul of the club’s striker options, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Neal Maupay still on the books.

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