There’s a report in the Mirror today that Liverpool will allow striker Danny Ings to leave the club in January.
Danny has had a terrible time of it since he joined Liverpool from Burnley back in the summer of 2015, and he has had severe knee injuries, but he is now fully fit.
Rafa Benitez has been interested in Ings who was a target of Newcastle’s way back in 2010 when he was on loan at Dorchester from Bournemouth as a teenager.
The 25-year-old will be available on loan, but there have been reports Benitez would like to buy him in January.
However, a period on loan with an option to buy in the summer could be a safer bet for Newcastle.
Ings has had to recover from two ACL knee injuries (Anterior Cruciate Ligament), and he has shown great character and fight to return to full fitness.
Danny Ings – available in January
Danny remains way down the pecking order of the strikers at the Reds, but he needs to play, so a loan deal from Liverpool’s viewpoint is a good option for their striker.
But we’d be surprised if Rafa Benitez agreed to a loan deal without an option to buy the player in the summer.
Newcastle need at least one striker brought in over the January transfer window, and one of our current strikers – Aleksandar Mitrovic or Dwight Gayle – could then depart in January.
In over two years at the Reds, Danny has made only 12 first team appearances with 3 goals, so he needs first team games somewhere.
Ings is a good target man and has shown he can score goals in the Premier League.
He scored 11 PL goals in 35 games in his last term at Burnley in the 2014-2015 season – when the Turf Moor side were relegated under manager Sean Dyche.
Danny would seem to be a savvy loan signing for Newcastle in January, and the news is that he wants to play only for a Premier League side if he does go out on loan.
What do you think?