The Star is reporting that Mike Ashley wants to sign Burnley striker Danny Ings -but for Rangers!
Danny Ings – Ashley wants him for Rangers – no chance
Let’s cut to the chase – there’s as much chance of Rangers tempting Danny Ings up to Glasgow, as there is of a snowball’s chance in hell.
Danny is playing in the top football league in the world right now, and showing he can score goals at the highest level, so why on earth would he want to move to Scotland to their second division.
That’s not meant to be a slight against Rangers or their loyal fans – and we fully expect Rangers to be challenging Celtic for the Scottish Premier League title soon – but that may have to wait until the season after next.
And could Rangers even afford his wages, given that the Scottish powerhouse are still struggling financially, which is why Mike Ashley moved in with a loan deal that gave him control of the club.
There’s some concern north of the border that Rangers may not be able to make it back to the Scottish Premier League this season.
They are currently 9 points behind Hearts after 15 games played, and it’s looking a little like they may have to wait until next season now to get promoted.
A really vital game – a 6 pointer – was a couple of weeks ago when Hearts beat Rangers 2-0 at home, with two second half goals from Holt and Walker.
And we’re sure former Newcastle Managing Director Derek LLambias is working hard on how to get Rangers promoted this season.
Maybe having some top Newcastle youngsters like Remie Streete and Callum Roberts (and even Adam Armstrong) on loan up there from next month could help Rangers catch Hearts?
Danny Ings becomes a free agent next summer when his contract runs out, and there have been constant reports that Newcastle will make an effort to sign the striker in January, so that Burnley get a transfer fee for him – which they will not get if they wait until the summer..
And the 22 year-old had an excellent game against Newcastle last week in the 1-1 draw at Burnley, and his performance will only have increased Newcastle’s efforts to try to get the English striker in January.
Danny has scored 4 goals in 11 appearances for Burnley so far this season, and in this his fourth season at the club he has 104 total appearances with 36 goals.
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