Newcastle have been linked with a move for Danny Ings this season after he has been a transfer target since back in 2010 when we first reported Newcastle’s interest in the striker when he was on loan at Dorchester Town from Bournemouth.
The news today in the Chronicle is that Newcastle are keen to sign Danny Ings next month but that could be delayed until Rafa knows how much money he will be getting next month to improve the quality of the side.
Two of our relegation opponents – West Brom and West Ham – are also interested in Ings who hasn’t played many times in the Premier League over the last two years after picking up two serious knee injuries at Liverpool.
Liverpool have not yet decided whether to make Ings available but he needs first team games and a loan move in January would seem like the best thing for Ings.
Danny Ings – Newcastle target next month
Newcastle may even want to buy Ings permanently in January and that possibility has been reported this month.
If that happens it means Rafa must have had people watching him and also talked to his Liverpool contacts and Rafa must be confident Danny can do a job for Newcastle longer term.
However, the main thing Rafa is thinking about in January is those players who can help us through May to survive in the Premier League.
That’s job one in this transfer window.
Maybe we can do a double deal at Liverpool to get both Daniel Sturridge and Danny Ings to Newcastle next month – our survival could depend on getting good strikers through the door in January.
It’s also hardly a surprise that Rafa wants to bring players in early in January – but he may be prevented from doing that by the intransigence of owner Mike Ashley.
It also looks like Rafa will try to sell at least three players next month – Aleksandar Mitrovic, Chancel Mbemba and Jack Colback – who may even return to Sunderland, since he would like to remain in the area.
What do you think?