Newcastle Again Linked With England U21 Striker


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.

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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.

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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?

Comments welcome.



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8 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 7, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed,
    Rerun this story when he’s in the last year of his contract or fails a medical elsewhere.

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  • firebug666

    May 7, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #2

    The way Pardrew is talking we will be lucky to get anyone over the proverbial line. I think I understand the problem here. The line we try to get players over is an invisible one and no one at NUFC can find it.

    New record for Pardrew to achieve next season: Scumberland to beat us twice taking Pardrew’s record to 5 consecutive defeats, Most goals conceded ever in the Premier League, Relegated with the lowest points tally ever.

    God I hate being an NUFC fan at the moment.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 7, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #3

    Having two quality forwards and using Danny as the third of fourth players is fine by me as it is hard to keep 3 or 4 top notch players happy in the squad.

    However, using ings, as good as he may be at that level, as a first team player and main forward is not only a risk, it is the type of signings a newly promoted club would make.

    We are not a newly promoted club and our brain dead manager has already played our centre forward on the wong for over half a season and beyond. Ruining him with lack of chances and misuse of positioning.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 7, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #4

    Wing not wong. Although Pardew is wong for playin’ him on the wing. 🙂

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  • G

    May 7, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #5

    Ings looks great in the Champo, but I fear he might just be another Nugent. Hope he proves me wrong, we need prolific English strikers. They are a rare breed these days.

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  • mindshaft

    May 7, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #6

    Reminds me of Danny Graham

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 7, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #7

    I heard on Total Sport yesterday someone was suggesting players from the Championship as a good idea as they’re cheap and have potential.

    Wake up, it’s unacceptable if our expectations are lowered to suit a penny pinching billionaire.

    No, gathering up players from the championship to suit our out of his depth manager isn’t acceptable, just because he doesn’t know what to do with flair players.

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  • lesh

    May 7, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #8

    Laurent Robert 32…..

    If we were buying young players ftom the Championship in addition to proven, quality players that’d be fine by me.

    But if we’re only pitching at young players ftom the Championship because of cost, then that’s when it becomes unacceptable.

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