Former West Ham striker Frank McAvennie believes the club must sell Danny Ings as soon as possible.

West Ham have had their fair share of failed strikers in recent years. Haller, Scamacca and Danny Ings have all been unsuccessful in their quest to become the Hammers main No.9, with the latter being the only one who remains at the club. Now, after only scoring three goals for them, the East London outfit could be looking to get rid of Ings this January. 

The 31 year old has been far from his former self since he joined from Aston Villa. His usual striker instincts, that saw him bag so many goals at his previous clubs, have been missing over the past year and it seems unlikely this will improve anytime soon.

Ludicrously, Ings is one of the Irons highest paid players, being on 175k a week despite only making a handful of starts over the past twelve months. Understandably, West Ham are keen to offload the former Southampton striker to lower the wage bill. 

Club legend Frank McAvennie has urged his former side to sell the forward, and fast. “I don’t know who bought Danny Ings,” he exclaimed when speaking to Football Insider. “He’s a good player, but he’s a striker and not a player that West Ham need.”

McAvennie knows all about what makes a successful forward, scoring 60 goals in 190 games in Claret and Blue. “I’m sorry to say but West Ham at the moment is not the team for him, they should accept the offer on the table and let him go.”

Over the last two seasons, the majority of the business our Irons have done has worked out well. The likes of Paqueta, Kudus, Alvarez and James Ward Prowse have all been excellent additions to the squad. Unfortunately, Danny Ings is not one of those successes. As McAvennie stated, he just does not suit our system. The quicker he moves on, the better it is for all parties involved.