Danny Ings would be an ideal signing for Arsenal, Manchester City or Liverpool
Burnley’s relegation to the Championship was confirmed Saturday despite a 1-0 victory over ailing Hull City. The Clarets fought like lions to stay in the Premier League but ultimately their quality, save one player was not enough to maintain Premiership … Continue reading
Burnley’s relegation to the Championship was confirmed Saturday despite a 1-0 victory over ailing Hull City. The Clarets fought like lions to stay in the Premier League but ultimately their quality, save one player was not enough to maintain Premiership status.
That one player, Danny Ings, is a natural striker who could help every single Premier League team except maybe the champions Chelsea. Ings is out of contract in the summer and should be the hottest commodity on the English market.
Ings, who was developed by Eddie Howe at Bournemouth and signed by Burnley by Howe, is a natural goal scoring talent. While his production fell off in the second half of the Premier League season, his goal scoring instincts, off the ball movement, aerial ability and goal poaching ability are all commodities the teams fighting to dethrone Chelsea can use.
Manchester City should be at the head of the list to sign Ings. City have created more goal scoring opportunities than any other side in England this season, but have scored just twice off of corners. On corners, Ings’ poaching ability and his strength in the air could be very useful. In the run of play, Ings’ passing ability would complement a side whose intricate passing has been impressive but ruthlessness in big games has been lacking.
Liverpool also should be aggressively seeking Ings’ signature. The Reds were rumored to be interested in signing him in January, and the goal-scoring woes of Mario Balotelli should seal the deal. His passing ability is superior to Daniel Sturridge or Mario Balotelli and he could compliment Sturridge in a 3-5-2 formation should Brendan Rodgers persist with it next season in key games.
Arsenal also can benefit from signing Ings. A resourceful striker, that is a “fox in the box” type, has been missing for some time from the Gunners setup. Arsene Wenger has shown a new pragmatism this season with his willingness to soak up pressure and use Francis Coquelin as a true holding midfield player. Next season, Arsenal must push for the title and signing Ings would be a great boost to the Gunners title credentials.
Looking further down the table, the likes of Spurs, Southampton and Stoke could all use a natural goal scorer of Ings’ quality.
The price is right for the 22 year-old and with his best season in front of him, his signing would be the most logical any Premier League team will make. The race for Ings’ signature is sure to be one of the major talking points of the silly season.