Only last week, we reported that Liverpool has agreed a deal – subject to medical with Manchester City to sign James Milner for free. And now the Reds have captured another target, but this time from Burnley after Danny Ings has agreed terms to join Liverpool.
The 22-year-old scored a fascinating 11 goals in his first premier league season.
Liverpool, who ended in sixth place last season, needed some improvement in their squad to up their performance. This comes after their purchases in the name of Rickie Lambert from Southampton, and Mario Ballotelli from A.C Milan, last summer, failed to produce any remarkable results.
Burnley has lost their status as a potential premier league club, and Danny Ings was just stuck there as a talented young striker. He scored 43 goals for the club since joining in 2011.
On the other hand, Liverpool was filled with failed players. Fabio Borini, Rickie Lambert, Daniel Sturridge and Mario Balotelli shared only eight goals among themselves last season, catering to the club’s one of the worst performances in premier league.
According to a report by The Guardian, 29-year-old, James Milner has got experience, versatility and leadership qualities that the Reds would’ve missed following Steven Gerrard’s departure.
The report has said that Milner’s experience and Ings’s fresh talent and pace will serve to be an apt combination for Brendan Rodgers’side. And it sure seems so although the combination sounds the least bit exciting.
The Guardian report has also said that Danny Ings’s transfer fee hasn’t yet been discussed between the teams. While Liverpool is anticipated to be paying 5 to 6 million pounds, Burnley could ask for more citing the example of Tottenham Hotspur willing to pay 10 million pounds.
The report adds that if the clubs fail to come to a settlement then a tribunal will decide the fee owing to Ings being under 24.
Burnley said in an official statement, “Burnley Football Club has rejected an offer made by Liverpool, but will continue to have dialogue with the club in order to reach a resolution over the fee.”
Both Milner and Ings will join Anfield officially on July 1 when their terms in Manchester City and Burnley, respectively, end.
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) June 8, 2015