Rafa Benitez Turns His Attention To Former 24 Year-Old Striker Target

Danny Ings was a Newcastle target before he moved to Liverpool two years ago, but he’s had a very tough time of it at the Reds.

In October 2015 in his first training session under the new manager Jurgen Klopp, Ings suffered a serious anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in his left knee and was out for the remainder of that season.

He actually managed to play in the last game of that season, but then in the following October he suffered a serious injury to his right knee and was out for nine months.

24 year-old Liverpool striker Danny Ings

Danny turns 25 next month and we have been interested in this player since he was on loan at Dorchester from Bournemouth way back in 2010, so there’s a long-standing interest in Danny from Newcastle.

He hasn’t really been fit enough at Liverpool to challenge for the first team and as we said it’s been a rather tough time for him and in two years he’s played just 11 first team games with 3 goals for Liverpool.

There’s an article in the Sun saying that Newcastle are again interested in signing Ings, who Liverpool signed from Burnley for only £6.5M in 2015.

Ings is now way down the pecking order at Liverpool and it could be best for his career if he made a move this summer.

The Sun claim Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez wants to sign Ings and we could probably get a decent deal on him, although his injury record becomes somewhat of a concern.

Benitez is close to the loan signing of 19 year-old Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham, but he wants to bring in another striker and then he will probably listen to offers for 22 year-old Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic who has failed to shine on Tyneside.

With his injury record a loan deal with an option to buy may be the best thing for both Newcastle and Danny Ings and at least he would be given a chance at Newcastle.

There’s little risk to the club in a loan deal for a player who scored 43 goals in 130 games for Burnley when he was at the club for  four seasons from 2011.

And it would be a cheap option for Newcastle, as Rafa tries to being in as many as eight first team players in this summer transfer window.

In addition Danny will be a hungry player who will want to prove himself on Tyneside.

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