According to The Telegraph, Manchester United have made a late enquiry to sign Southampton striker and former Reds star Danny Ings this month.
Ings, 27, has been on fire for Ralph Hassnhuttl’s side this season and has been instrumental to the Saints’ recent revival. The former Burnley forward has 14 goals in 24 Premier League games this season and is on the verge of an England call-up.
The former Liverpool man was brought to Anfield by Brendan Rodgers for a fee of £8m [BBC Sport] back in 2015. He clocked up just 25 appearances for the Reds during a three-year- spell following two scoring three goals amid two ACL injuries.
Manchester United have proven they are in desperate need of a striker before the 11 pm transfer deadline, and have been linked with the likes of Saloman Rondon, Islam Slmani, Odion Ighalo, Joshua King and now of course Ings. He currently has a contract at Southampton until 2022 following his £20m move from Liverpool last summer.
The Red Devils are thin in terms of attacking options following the injury to Marcus Rashford and the club still yet to find a replacement for Romelu Lukaku who departed Old Trafford for Inter Milan in the summer. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer currently has just Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood at his disposal forcing United into a late move for Ings.
What RTK has to say
Being blunt, United are being delusional if they seriously think Ings would be complementing a move to his former club’s biggest rivals.
The former Bournemouth striker is currently on-fire in the PL this season and Ings has revealed in an interview with the Daily Mail, that he is indebted to Liverpool who helped the striker get his career back on track following two crushing injuries that hampered his Reds tenure.
Ings has too much respect for the Premier League leaders to even contemplate a move to the old enemy. He won’t be going anywhere this window.