Southampton ‘would be keen’ on signing Aston Villa striker Danny Ings, according to reliable reporter Alex Crook.
Southampton have already strengthened their attacking options in this window, completing the signing of winger Mislav Orsic and playmaker Carlos Alcaraz, however they are yet to bring in an out-and-out centre forward.
Given the fact that Ings was not named in the starting line-up by Unai Emery in the three Premier League matches following the World Cup, rumours started to develop about the striker leaving the club, with Crystal Palace and Everton detailed as interested parties.
However, a move back to St Mary’s could now be on the cards, after the latest update from Crook…
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the reporter said:
“They’ve asked a question about Danny Ings. At the moment, that isn’t going to happen, but they would be keen to take him back if Villa decided to let him go and if Danny Ings wanted to come back to Southampton.”
TIF thoughts on Ings to Southampton…
The Saints will know full well how much the Englishman has to offer, given the fact that he scored 46 goals in 100 Premier League appearances during his previous stint with the club, while also weighing in with ten assists.
Only two teams have scored fewer than Southampton in the Premier League this season, so it is apparent that they need to bring in a fresh option to bolster their chances of survival, and the 30-year-old would almost guarantee goals.
Hailed as a ‘phenomenal finisher’ by pundit Noel Whelan, Ings has a proven track record in English football, unlike other players that have been linked, such as Terem Moffi and Chuba Akpom, and so Nathan Jones should continue to monitor the situation, in the hope that Villa are willing to part with him at some point this month.