News today from Burnley boss Sean Dyche, that the club is involved in “ongoing communication” with striker Danny Ings over a new contract.
Danny Ings – signing a new deal at Burnley?
Danny’s contract runs out in the summer, and Newcastle were hoping to either sign the 22 year-old next month for a nominal fee, or bring him in as a free agent in the summer.
But those plans could be blown apart if Danny signs a new deal at Burnley, who we will host at St. James’ Park tomorrow afternoon in the first game of 2015.
This is what Dyche has said today about his star striker:
“We have had ongoing communication with him and his agent as we do with every other player – Danny is just one of those we talk to freely.”
“Danny has assured everybody that he will be here so I don’t need to speak on his behalf.” “It is an ongoing situation that we have had many times since I have been here.”
“It is tough in the Premier League but we are making a good fist of it at the moment and if there is interest in your players it usually means there is life in the club.”
“I only speak to Ings about his performances and how he is doing. The signs are good about him learning and adapting to the top level of football and even more so as a striker who has top international defenders against him.”
“Every manager wants players who are settled where they are and ours are settled as a group and they want to play well at this level.”
Any club is allowed to speak to Danny starting tomorrow, because he has only six months left on his contract – so Newcastle could still get in there with an offer – if we are interested.
You would think we would be – because top scorer Papiss Cisse is out for the next six weeks or so.
Danny has had a good season at Burnley, and he’s been playing well with four goals in 17 appearances this season.
The England U21 International striker will be Burnley’s main threat tomorrow at St. James’ Park.
What’s the chances that Newcastle will not bring in one player in January – which may have been one of the reasons Alan Pardew is leaving the club.
He may know something we don’t.
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