Football journalist David Ornstein has been sharing some details on Southampton striker Danny Ings and the current situation regarding a potential new deal at the club for the striker.
This comes after Ornstein recently co-hosted the latest episode of The Athletic’s Ornstein & Chapman Podcast where he spoke about a number of talking points concerning the Premier League.
On the subject of Danny Ings and a potential new contract for him at St. Mary’s, Ornstein had this to say on the matter. (20.28)
He said: “It looks as though he was going to sign but it’s slowed up and there have been some suggestions that there is an issue over a proposed release clause because Ings wants, if he gets the opportunity, one last shot at a big Champions League club after it didn’t go as well as he had hoped, because of injuries at Liverpool.
“So, he’s into the last 18 months of his contract so clubs like [Manchester] City are scouring the market for these opportunities that they might be able to take advantage of.”
Overall, the 28-year-old, who is currently valued at £18 million, has made 86 appearances for Southampton in which he has managed to score 40 goals and provide nice assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on David Ornstein’s comments on Ings and his potential new deal at Southampton…
Given how Ings ended the 2019/20 Premier League campaign as Southampton’s top goalscorer with 22 goals, it’s understandable why the club would want to tie him down to a new deal and keep him at the club for the foreseeable future.
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However, if Ings is waiting to see if a Champions League club, such as Manchester City as Ornstein mentioned in the podcast, would be willing to try and sign him, this just shows the ambition he has to play at a higher level.