Newcastle have been keeping tabs on 21 year-old Burner striker Danny Ings for four years now, and the news today is that Newcastle could make a move for him, after they may have had an offer for Leeds United captain Ross McCormack turned down.
Danny Ings – Newcastle interested
May is the optimum word there because new Leeds owner Massimo Cellini has come out and said it was a substantial offer from Newcastle that he turned it down, and that his captain wanted to stay at Leeds, which made him proud.
That seems to be very self-serving, but Newcastle came out and said they hadn’t bid at all, and that was backed up by Sky Sports who reported that Massimo’s comments were complete nonsense – so go figure.
News in the local papers this morning that Newcastle will now turn to Danny Ings, and in our archives we were first interested in this player four years ago, when he was on loan at Dorchester Town from Bournemouth – as a 17 year-old.
Danny has only one year left on his contract, and if he sees that out he would become a free agent next summer, so that’s one good reason newly promoted Burnley may want to sell Danny – who was the Championship Player of the Season in March.
This is what Danny has been quoted as saying about a new deal at the Turf Moor club:
“I don’t need to handle it. I’m just enjoying my football. I’ve still got a year left on my contract and I’m a player for Burnley Football Club.”
That even sounds like he may see the contract out and become available on a free contract next summer, and that wouldn’t be good for Burnley.
Players have every legal right to see out their contracts at clubs, and then get a great new deal since the buying club does not have to pay a transfer fee for the player.
It seems that an £8M bid for Danny – which is apparently the fee being mentioned – – would be a good offer for the 21 year-old – given those circumstances.