22 year-old Danny Ings is a top target for Newcastle this summer, but it looks like we will miss out on the free agent with Tottenham having made a huge £12M bid for the striker, who Newcastle were first interested in way back in 2010, when he was on loan at Dorchester Town from Bournemouth.
Danny Ings – Burnley striker – Tottenham bid £12M
Danny already has interest from Davide Moyes’ of Real Sociedad, and it remains to be seen if Liverpool enter the market since his price has gone way up.
Although Danny is a free agent Burnley are due some compensation and this is what the £12M is from Tottenham – and that is though to be higher than any compensation amount form an independent tribunal.
But that’s much higher than Liverpool expected, and since that bid has been accepted by Burnley then Tottenham now get a chance to talk to the player.
It’s almost like back in 2005 when Newcastle bid £17M for Michael Owen from Real Madrid, which they hoped would put Liverpool off bidding for their former striker – which it did.
Danny is said to favor a move to Liverpool, and he also said this summer that wherever he went he didn’t want to be on the bench – which we thought may give Newcastle a good chance of signing Danny.
The news is that Liverpool were only willing to bid around £4M for Ings – which would be close to what Newcastle would be willing to pay for a player who is out of contract at the end of June.
So it’s strange that Tottenham should bid so much for the player – but it looks like they really want him, and are willing to pay over the odds to get Ings to White Hart Lane.
With Tottenham having made this move it doesn’t look good for Newcastle – but we still have other strikers we are after and some may come in on loan too.
Newcastle have been interested in 20 year-old Aleksandar Mitrovic – the Anderlecht and Serbian striker – and we are listed as odds-on favorites to sign QPR striker Charlie Austin in the summer.
Charlie would be a great signing for us and the 6ft 2ins striker scored 18 Premier League goals in 35 appearances for a struggling QPR side this season.
Newcastle have also been interested in 21 year-old Spanish International forward Juanmi of Malaga, and it looks like we are very keen to bring 22 year-old Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford to Newcastle on loan for next season.
Patrick just completed a successful season-long loan spell at Middlesbrough, where he scored 19 goals in 43 appearances for the north-east club.
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