There’s news in the Journal today that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew wants Burnley striker Danny Ings, who is entering the last year of his contract at the recently promoted Lancashire club.
Danny Ings – 21 year-old Burnley striker
Newcastle still need to sign at least one recognized Premier League goalscorer, after we lost three of our strikers this summer.
The news is that Alan Pardew is keen on the 21 year-old Burnley striker who scored 26 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions for Burnley last season, and our archives show we were first after this lad when he was at Bournemouth back in 2009.
But one problem Newcastle have faced this summer with trying to get English players into the club is there seems to be a significant premium in both the transfer fees and the wages of English players.
And it’s little wonder than Danny’s resistance to sign a new deal at Burnley has the club a little worried – but not Danny – who had this to say:
“I don’t understand why it has gone crazy on social media and the like. I signed a four-year contract when I came here and I still have a year left.”
“I don’t feel there should be any panic, and I am just enjoying my football and going into my last year of my contract.¨
Danny turns 22 in 4 days time, and if we cannot get him in this summer – which seems doubtful at best – maybe we have a chance of signing him next summer when he becomes a free agent?
Ings has 32 goals in 93 appearances for Burnley in the three seasons hes been at Burnley, since he signed on from Bournemouth on a four year deal for about £1M, in the summer of 2011.
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