There is news in the Mail today that Tottenham Hotspur are considering making a £5M bid for 22 year-old Burnley striker Danny Ings in the coming week.
Danny Ings – 22 year-old Burnley striker
Ings has been followed by Newcastle since he was at Bournemouth way back in 2009, and his contract is set to run out in the summer, although Burnley are doing their best to get him to pen a new deal before then.
Danny has had a good season at the Turf Moor club, and he has proven he can score goals in the Premier League with 7 goals in 19 Premier League appearances so far this season.
Mauricio Pochettino is said to be keen on the England U21 striker, and a bid of £5M may be enough to convince Burnley to sell – since Danny will become a free agent in the summer.
However, because he is still under 24, Burnley will be due a compensation fee for the youngster.
And if they keep him through the end of the season and his goals manage to keep Burnley up, it will have been a good deal for Burnley.
That’s because of all the money PL clubs get these days every May from the world’s most popular sports league.
So we’d be surprised if Burnley accept the bid – but there’s no way Newcastle would bid that much for a player who becomes a free agent this summer – even though Danny could become a great signing for us.
Newcastle don’t have the ambition that Tottenham Hotspur still have to become a top four club in England.
What do you think?
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