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.
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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