The Sun are reporting today that Rafa Benitez will go in and try to get Liverpool to agree to a season-long loan deal for their striker Danny Ings.
Rafa will be hoping his links with Liverpool will persuade the Merseyside club to send Ings out on loan with an option to buy.
It’s unlikely that a club will come in and pay the £20M Jurgen Klopp wants for his player, with potentially another £5M in add-ons.
Danny Ings – Rafa trying for a loan deal
Southampton are the other Premier League clubs interested in the former Burnley and Bournemouth striker.
The report is that Rafa will be willing to pay £15M as the fee in the option to buy clause – and that’s higher than the Saints would be willing to pay.
Ings has picked up a couple of horrific knee injuries while at Liverpool over the last three years, and he has hardly played in this preseason due to an ankle injury.
But he’s better than the strikers we have at the club and if we can keep him fit he could be an excellent addition to the Newcastle squad.
We have to hope that Rafa can do a late deal with his former club.
What do you think?