Newcastle United were linked with Danny Ings when he was at Bournemouth and on loan at Dorchester Town in 2010, and now news that we are still interested in the young striker, who is still only 21, and now playing his trade at newly promoted Burnley.
Danny Ings – 21 year-old Burnley striker
But this lad is now going to be a lot more expensive than he would have been when he was younger.
Danny joined Burnley in the summer of 2011 on a four year contract for £1M, and this season he’s scored 26 goals in 45 appearances for Burnley, who finished second in the Championship and will be in the Premier League next season.
But one thing that may be a caution for Newcastle, is that in the past, while he’s looked a skillful player up front he didn’t score a lot of goals, and while at Bournemouth he had 8 goals in 30 appearances, but of course he was just a teenager at the time.
However, in his first 48 appearances for Burnley he scored only 6 goals, but has been in great goal-scoring form this season, and has played 3 times for the England U21 side.
It would also be very surprising if Burnley manager Sean Dyche wants to lose his top goalscorer in the summer, and they refused to sell in January as well as Sean pointed out:
“The board have already made it clear that Danny was not available and that’s why we had no bids for him in January.” “We have been strong like that, so that’s a good thing.”
Danny was named in the Championship team of the season, and he was also named the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Year in March.
Danny Ings receiving his Championship Player of Season award
There are a number of Premier League sides said to be interested in Ings, but it’s almost a certainty he will be at Burnley next season.
What do you think?