Southampton have narrowly completed the signing of Danny Ings according to Sky Sports sources. The Liverpool forward was absent from training today and it appears with good reason too. Southampton have agreed a deal with Liverpool for a season-long loan that will become a permanent deal for around £20 million on the 1st of July, 2019.
The 26-year-old striker suffered a great deal from injuries during his three-year spell at Liverpool and will be hoping those days are well behind him when he joins his boyhood club, Southampton. Following his 2015 move to Liverpool, Ings spent 498 days injured, missing a total of 85 Liverpool games.
Mark Hughes has said that Ings “will have a point to prove” but he is “delighted” to have beaten other clubs in the race for the English forward. Southampton have previously struggled to find goals but Hughes appears confident that the ex-Liverpool man will be a good fit for his team.
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