Brighton could explore signing Aston Villa striker Danny Ings in the summer window as Graham Potter targets a proven goalscorer for next season.
According to Football Insider, Brighton are interested in signing Danny Ings in the summer to solve their goalscoring problem. Graham Potter is keen on a striker with proven calibre, and the Aston Villa man fits the profile perfectly.
Brighton’s good form early in the season has fizzled out as they lie 13th in the table with nine games left to play. The Seagulls have nothing to play for this season, as they are neither in danger of relegation nor able to qualify for European football.
Graham Potter has proved to be an exceptional manager in the Premier League and has become renowned for his team’s style of football. While the Seagulls seem well-coached, they lack a goal threat given that creating chances has never been a problem.
They were linked with Eddie Nketiah in January, but were unable to sign him or any other striker in the window. Potter remains keen to rectify the problem in the summer window and could target a striker with proven Premier League experience.
The name on their shortlist is that of Danny Ings, who could leave Aston Villa in the summer. The Midlands club are preparing to sell some of their existing stars to generate funds for new recruitments.
A £25 million arrival last summer, Ings has not cemented his place in the starting lineup. The Liverpool legend has often tended to change his team’s formation as he strives to find the best combination, which has affected Ings’ form to an extent. The forward prefers operating as the lone No. 9, thriving in that role at Southampton.
However, Gerrard has at times opted for Ings to lead the line on his own or be part of a front two with Ollie Watkins, who also remains on the sale list. Villa remain open to offers for the striking duo, with the funds generated likely to be used to purchase a new striker, suiting the profile desired by the manager.
It remains to be seen how much Villa might demand for Ings if Brighton or other clubs come in with enquiries during the summer window. However, from the perspective of his career, Ings needs a stable role in a team where his qualities are valued more, and the Seagulls could be this new club.