Everton have bid for former Liverpool striker Danny Ings, according to one journalist. The player endured a difficult time at Anfield.
Journalist Dominic King understands Everton have made a bid for Danny Ings. They asked Aston Villa about a loan, it seems, but were knocked back.
“Everton have had a bid to sign Danny Ings on loan rejected by Aston Villa,” King wrote on Twitter. “The only way Villa will allow Ings to move is on a permanent deal.
“A number of other clubs are interested in him. Be a situation to watch.”
Ings was formally at Liverpool, of course. The Reds sold him to Southampton after an injury-hit spell before he moved to Aston Villa for £25m back in August 2021.
Everton bid for Danny Ings
It’s an interesting one, given Ings wasn’t a player Jurgen Klopp really wanted to lose. The boss explained just last week, in fact, that he only sold the player because of his injury record.
“That Ingsy didn’t make it in the end, let me say it like this, here was just because of injuries. And a player at his age needs to and wants to play regularly and we couldn’t offer that in the moment,” he told a press conference.
“That’s the only reason, the quality was never in doubt, not for a second. He showed it at Southampton, and showing it now at Aston Villa, so that’s clear.”
Ings actually arrived at Liverpool in the summer before Klopp and looked very impressive under Brendan Rodgers. However, a serious injury picked up in his new boss’s first training session ruled him out long-term. His return saw a second serious injury and by that point, Liverpool had moved on.
His quality was never in doubt, as Klopp says. It was just misfortune – misfortune now compounded by potentially ending up at Everton.