Southampton have completed the signing of Liverpool forward Danny Ings on a season-long loan deal. Following the end of the loan, Ings will join Southampton on a four-year deal next summer.
Danny Ings came to Liverpool from Burnley in 2015. However, during his three-year stay, he has played a total of 25 matches with four goals to his name. The transfer fee agreed by both clubs is reportedly £18 million. Another £2 million will be based on his appearances.
The Saints’ manager Mark Hughes was pretty happy to have signed Ings on deadline day. Hughes said, “There was significant competition for Danny, with a lot of clubs keen to complete a deal for him, so we’re clearly delighted that he chose to join us. We have admired him for some time now, not only for his ability, but also his character and personality, which we feel will be an ideal fit in our dressing room.
He’s obviously a local boy, who gives us another excellent option up front. He didn’t get to play as much as he would have liked at Liverpool, but he has been injury-free for some time now and has a real point to prove. It’s a great boost for us on the eve of the season to bring another quality player into the squad, and we’re excited about what he can bring to the group.”
Ings is Southampton’s fifth signing this summer. The other signings The Saints have made include Stuart Armstrong, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Angus Gunn and Jannik Vestergaard.
Southampton who escaped relegation last season, begin their Premier League campaign against Burnley tomorrow.