Transfer News: Danny Ings keen on joining Manchester City or Manchester United

Danny Ings is eager for a new challenge, keeping his doors open for a Manchester United or City to sign him as he targets a big move to further his career.

According to talkSPORT, Danny Ings is hoping for a big Premier League club to call for his services. The forward is eager to join one of the big English clubs, although there have been no approaches made from either Manchester United, Manchester City or any other top-six side for his signature.

Danny Ings was pencilled in to star for one of the big Premier League sides when he broke through at Burnley. Liverpool duly signed him, and he was primed to become a top player. However, following an injury-blighted period at Anfield, the 28-year-old truly shined after joining Southampton in 2018, scoring 41 goals in 91 Premier League appearances.

Having entered the final year of his current deal, Ings has refused to sign a new contract offered by Southampton. Had he committed to the new agreement, it would have made him the highest-paid player at St.Mary’s. The striker dreams of playing in the Champions League and for a club that contends for the Premier League title.

While his performances for Saints are worthy of moving to a bigger club, Ings is yet to receive any significant offers from those he aspires to join. Tottenham have been linked recently, with Nuno Espirito Santo thinking of pairing Ings alongside Harry Kane in a new-look frontline. Spurs might be a realistic option if their interest is genuine.

On the radars of Tottenham Hotspur, but seeking a move to Manchester (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
On the radars of Tottenham Hotspur, but seeking a move to Manchester (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

There have been whispers of interest from top clubs. Chelsea reportedly looked at him, as there is room in this Blues’ squad since Olivier Giroud joined AC Milan and Tammy Abraham is out of favour. Likewise, Manchester City have been thought to consider him as an alternative to Harry Kane.

Rumours of Manchester United’s interest surfaced some time ago, as Ole Gunnar Solksjaer targets a leading striker. However, there are no concrete offers for the 28-year-old England international as of yet, even as he continues to wait for either of the Mancunian clubs to make an approach.

There can be no doubt about the striker’s quality, as he has showcased in the last two seasons, but his injury record could be a reason for the top sides not acting on their reported interest in Ings. If things go this way, either the ex-Liverpool man may have to settle joining a club outside of the top-six or commit his future to Southampton by signing a new contract.

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