Former Southampton vice-chairman Les Reed believes Danny Ings could move on from the Saints in order to achieve “something bigger”.
However, with one year left on his current Saints contract, Reed believes it could be the perfect time for both parties to move on, as Southampton look to recoup some of the money they spent on Ings three years ago.
Speaking to Transfer Tavern, Reed had the following to say on Southampton’s No.9:
“For Danny, there could be opportunities that open up in the last year of his contract and it will be heartbreaking for him to move but this is the time if he’s going to win a medal or achieve something bigger.”
TIF Thoughts on Ings leaving Southampton…
Currently valued at £19.8million by Transfermarkt, Ings could have a full list of suitors this summer, as the likes of Manchester City have already been linked with a move for the Englishman, as they look to find a successor for Sergio Aguero.
With a shortage of obvious candidates to take over the goalscoring responsibilities for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side, you would imagine any transfer fee received for Ings would go straight into a direct replacement, so you could see why the Saints would be potentially hesitant to letting one of their star men go.
However, Ings’ contract situation, as well as the stage of his career he is currently in, may dictate his future to a greater extent – though only time will tell.