Leeds want to sign Ings – ESPN

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Leeds United are interested in signing Danny Ings from Liverpool when the transfer window opens in January, according to the Football Whispers section of ESPN FC.

The football site claim that the one-time England international, 25, is a firm target of the Championship promotion hopefuls.

ESPN FC report that Leeds believe that signing Ings on loan in January could help fire them to promotion as well as reigniting the career of the forward.

Ings’ two-year spell at Anfield has been ruined by two serious knee injuries and he has appeared for only 17 minutes in the senior side in the last 11 months.

He made his comeback as a substitute in Liverpool’s League Cup defeat to Leicester two weeks ago.

Good move for Leeds?

Yes, definitely. Ings has an impressive scoring record and was one of the most in-demand strikers in the country before quitting Burnley, where he scored 43 times in 130 matches. His Liverpool career has not got going but he is still young enough and, crucially, good enough to make a big impact in the Premier League. Joining Leeds in January would suit both parties to a tee.

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Likely to happen?

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Ings is contracted to Liverpool until 2020 and it has been reported that he could be allowed to leave on loan in January in order to build up his fitness and play first-team football. Leeds would need to present a strong case to Ings, as well as negotiating a deal with Liverpool. The Daily Star report that Ings’ current deal is worth £60,000-a-week, and the Yorkshire giants would need to pay a significant portion of his wages.

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