Burnley striker Danny Ings has recently flown to Spain to hold talks with David Moyes, the manager of Real Sociedad, and the Spanish club are just one of a number of clubs who have already talked to the 22 year-old about joining them as a free agent this summer.
Danny Ings – Burnley striker
The player was born in Hythe. which is near Southampton, and he has been linked with both Liverpool and Tottenham, which are bigger and wealthier clubs than Newcastle.
Newcastle are interested in signing Danny in the summer, and his price is within our range, with Burnley only needing to be paid compensation, because he is still under 24 – and we all know Newcastle like good deals.
But the worry is that he will go to one of the bigger clubs after him, and what Newcastle can offer him is that he will be a starter on Tyneside, but we cannot offer him European football or a challenge for the Premier League title.
And the fact that he has traveled to Spain means that he is not ruling out a move away from England.
Burnley have been trying to sign him to a new deal for over a year now, and his manager Sean Dyche, speaking on Sky Sports, doesn’t think he will leave England:
“I would be very surprised if that was the path he chooses to go down.” “I think we all know his development needs to continue and that’s in the Premier League.”
“The middle of La Liga is no use for a young player, I don’t personally think so – albeit it is a great standard.” “I think he’s better than that. I think he’s top end of the Premier League.”
Any club can sign a pre-contract agreement now and have the deal completed on July 1st, when the summer transfer season and the new financial years begins.
The fact that we are without a permanent manager cannot help our case with Ings, because players like to know which manager they will be playing for, and Newcastle cannot tell him that – not yet anyway.
Well not unless we have Frank de Boer tied up with a new deal that nobody yet knows about. 😀
Tottenham have already beaten us to one of our top targets last month – 18 year old Dele Alli of MK Dons – and there’s not much we can do if they offer him a better deal and Danny decides to continue his career in London.
Ambitious players like to join ambitious clubs.
However if we do somehow manage to sign him, he would a be a very popular signing, and he’s in the mold of an old-fashioned center-forward.
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