Manchester United are among clubs interested in Danny Ings as the Southampton forward eyes move to a top club.
A recent report from The Athletic has served as a massive boost for Manchester United in their pursuit of Danny Ings. It appears the Southampton forward has rejected a new deal at St. Mary’s Stadium, which would have made him the highest-paid player in the club’s history.
Ings’ current deal at Southampton expires at the end of next season, sparking a discussion around the Saints camp about whether they should cash in on him this summer. Their primary stance is to let the forward see out his contract, but his seeming desire to join a top club has raised doubts over his future.
It bodes well for Manchester United and Tottenham, who are among the clubs interested in the services of the former Liverpool striker. United, in particular, have been linked long-linked with Ings due to his success at Southampton, who were reportedly holding out for a fee of £30 million earlier this summer.
The Englishman’s track record with the Saints is truly impressive, having netted 46 goals in just 100 competitive matches. He notably scored 22 goals in the 2019/20 Premier League campaign, finishing as the second-highest goalscorer for the season.
Although Manchester United’s interest in Ings dates back to last year, he has an excellent scope of joining the Red Devils this summer. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly keen on attacking reinforcements, especially in the goalscoring department.
The club did extend the contract of Edinson Cavani to another year. But one of their other attackers in Anthony Martial has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford. His potential departure could leave a massive void in the number nine department, and that is where Danny Ings could come into the fray.
The 28-year-old’s vast experience at the highest level of football, coupled with his excellent track record, makes him an ideal competitor for Cavani. However, it remains doubtful whether or not the Red Devils will want to splash in excess of £25 million on the Southampton forward, especially after spending a fortune on Jadon Sancho.
United are also closing in on the capture of Raphael Varane, who has reportedly signed a five-year contract at Old Trafford. Ings, therefore, might have to spend another season at Southampton unless a club like Tottenham come calling for him as the short-term replacement for Harry Kane.