Former Newcastle Target Now Starring In Championship

Newcastle were interested in 21 year-old  Burnley striker Danny Ings back in March, 2011, when he was only 18 and at Bournemouth, but playing on loan at Dorchester where he scored 7 goals in 13 appearances,  and this is what we wrote about Ings at that time.

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21 year-old Danny Ings – now starring at Burnley

Danny was born in Winchester and joined  Burnley in the summer of 2011 for a fee of around £1M, and he has since played 61 times for the Lancashire club with 16 goals, but seems to have come to life this season and in 13 appearances he has scored 10 goals.

And that has propelled Burnley to the top fo the Championship above QPR.

Ings joined former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe at Burnley a short eight months after Howe had become the manager at Burnley, and that move seems to be paying off this season.

Danny signed a four year deal, and that will run out in a couple of years time, but his transfer fee will be a lot higher now, than the £1M it cost Burnley two years ago.

But of course it’s always difficult to know how well these lower league players will fare in the Premier League.

We’d be surprised if Newcastle are still interested in Ings, and the likelihood remains that we will bring in Bafe Gomis in January for around £4M or less from Lyon, after we  tracked the player over the summer.

But since Cisse, Remy, Gouffran and Shola Ameobi are all over 25, it may work to bring in a younger striker, since Gomis is now 28.

What do you think?

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7 comments so far

  • Korean Magpie

    Oct 5, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #1

    Not good enough

  • Slank

    Oct 5, 2013 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #2

    Lilongwe Geordie

    Also just read your article in True Faith. Very good.

    Like Jackostoon, with regards to time4change, I couldn’t agree more.

    Looks like the press could have another field day at the expense of Geordies in general and Newcastle fans in particular. The press will endeavour to reinforce their stereotype of Newcastle fans and no doubt they will find some unemployable fat slob who can hardly string to words together to interview.

  • Korean Magpie

    Oct 5, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #3

    Just read that Gosling was loaned out to Blackpool. Hope he does better there.

  • jackostoon

    Oct 5, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #4

    My sentiments exactly, the media always seem to find the numb nuts.

  • theartfuldodger

    Oct 5, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #5

    Why do we have a manager who looks like he needs help for more than a year..that too frm ashley and kinnear on non transfer related issues.

  • lesh

    Oct 5, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #6

    Reading this extract from an article in Friday’s Chronicle – ‘Pardew insists Ashley was nothing but supportive and feels Kinnear’s presence is with a view to the January transfer window’ – it indicates why fans’ criticisms of Pardew could be a tad unfair?

    Surely and to place a lot of the responsibility for this seasons poor start for us, had Kinnear not made a complete bollix of the summer window, he should be reported as being at games to review his summer buys’ performances and assessing needs for January

    If, if he had tone his job properly, fans may not feel the need to slam Pardew at every opportunity!


    Oct 6, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #7

    Can,t even remember that this player was one of our targets?

    When did that happen?


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