The striker we have probably been linked with the most this season is Danny Ings of Burnley who is only 22 years old, English and can put the ball into the back of the net.
Danny Ings – not for sale next month?
The scenario is that Danny’s contract runs out in the summer, and at that time Burnley would lose him for nothing when he becomes a free agent.
Therefore, the thinking has been that a bid of say £3M could tempt Burnley to sell him in January.
But Burnley manager Sean Dyche is having none of it, and has come out today and said Burnley have no intention of letting their England’s U21 International striker leave next month:
“I have no concerns whatsoever. I’ve been asked that question for the last two years.” “It’s just the reality of the situation and we have open dialogue with him and his agent.”
“The club have made it quite clear how much they value the players we’ve got and we’re in a good position cash-wise because we haven’t spent a lot of money.
“If anything, we’re thinking about adding to the squad.”
Burnley still have hopes of signing Danny to a new deal at the Lancashire club, and we suppose that could still happen.
And as far as the finances go – if Burnley can keep Danny with them through the end of the season, he could help them stay in the Premier League with his goals.
And with clubs getting anywhere from £60M to £100M from the PL every May, then losing Danny for nothing in the summer wouldn’t be a big financial hit to them – if they are still in the PL next season.
Sunderland, Southampton and Ajax are also said to be keen to sign the striker.
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