OFFICIAL: Danny Ings joins Southampton

OFFICIAL: Danny Ings joins Southampton

Danny Ings has joined Southampton has joined Southampton initially for a season long loan which will be made a permanent move in July 2019 for £20million.

While there weren’t any incomings for Liverpool on Deadline Day, the Reds did see Ings seal a move to the South Coast.

The former Burnley man handed in a transfer request earlier in the summer and with it clear that Salah, Firmino and Sadio Mané aren’t about to be usurped as Klopp’s first choice front three, he has left in search of more regular game time.

Ings arrived at Liverpool in 2015 after a great season with Burnley and was expected to do big things with the Reds but two serious knee injuries put paid to that and he is now on a mission to resurrect what was a hugely promising career.

While Ings will spend a year on loan at Southampton, the Saints have committed to paying £18million on the 1st of July 2019 with a potential £2million to follow based on the number of appearances he makes.

“There was significant competition for Danny, with a lot of clubs keen to complete a deal for him, so we’re clearly delighted that he chose to join us,” said Southampton manager Mark Hughes.

“We have admired him for some time now, not only for his ability, but also his character and personality. He’s obviously a local boy, who gives us another excellent option up front and has a real point to prove.”

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