We reported yesterday that Newcastle were again being linked with young Bournemouth striker Danny Ings.
19 year-old Bournemouth striker Danny Ings
And we reported yesterday that both Sunderland and Liverpool were also interested in the 19 year-old striker.
Those two clubs always seem to be interested in players Newcastle are pursuing, and there’s news today that Danny is indeed a Liverpool target.
And it also seems that Fulham have made the first bid for the player ay £600K, which Bournemouth have immediately turned down.
A Bournemouth club insider had talked last month about their fine young prospect:
“He’s got unbelievable potential to go up to the highest level, which has obviously been proven by the people that have been watching him,”
“Premier League teams have been watching him, and that speaks volumes.”
Liverpool missed out on 18 year-old Connor Wickham to Sunderland yesterday, and reports in the Tyneside local press this morning suggest that Newcastle thought the youngster was too over-priced at £12M – where have you heard that one before?
Why do we have this Newcastle resistance to pay out a big transfer fee?
Ashley and company are almost the polar opposite of the way Freddy Shepherd did his transfer business at Newcastle – we need something in the middle of those two approaches.
Liverpool are in the market for a striker, and The Daily Mirror is reporting today that Ings is now being tracked aggressively by The Reds, and he could be making a move to Merseyside.
Both new manager Kenny Dalglish and Director of Football Damien Comolli, have said they want to invest in young English talent at Anfield.
That;s also true with Sunderland who are likely to wrap up midfielder Craig Gardner from Birmingham soon, but that’s not the case at Newcastle.
The Magpies seem to be after players who play in France, and may consider Englishmen too expensive.
What do you think?