Journalist Mike McGrath has recently spoken about the future of Southampton striker Danny Ings, discussing interest from Manchester United.
The Telegraph journalist appeared on the latest episode of the Stretford Paddock’s Tier 1 podcast and was asked about numerous potential transfers in the Premier League. One player that he spoke about was Danny Ings and the journalist said that apart from Manchester United, other clubs are also showing some interest in the Englishman.
It has been reported that there is a standoff when it comes to Ings’ new contract at Southampton, and the two parties are £20 million apart in a potential release clause in the deal. It has also been reported that United would be Ings’ preferred destination.
Do you expect Ings to leave this summer?
While talking about the striker, McGrath stated: “I’ve reported myself that there’s been an enquiry about his situation. He’s got a year left on his contract at Southampton and is seen as – by more than Manchester United – as a very good striking option, which would come at a reasonable price considering where he is in his contract and the fact that he’s 29 years old.
“He wouldn’t cost the ends of the earth compared to the strikers at the top end which people are jostling for – Harry Kane, [Romelu] Lukaku, [Erling] Haaland. I think he’d be a really good addition for many teams. It doesn’t surprise me that United asked about him and others are showing a bit of interest.”
TIF Thoughts on Ings’ future…
Ings has been a vital goalscorer for the Saints over the last few campaigns, which shows how important he has been for the club. And because of his importance, the Saints can’t afford to lose Ings for free next summer since that’s when his contract runs out.
It’s been stated that it is unlikely that the striker signs a new deal. So if the Saints can replace the striker, selling Ings this summer may not be a bad idea. They could even use that money to sign a more long-term successor.