Liverpool receive offer for £20m fringe player

Date published: Sunday 15th July 2018 9:36

Southampton have reportedly made a £20m offer to Liverpool to sign striker Danny Ings.

The Sun on Sunday have an exclusive on what they call a ‘cheeky’ bid. We’re not sure what’s so cheeky about it; it sounds about right.

Ings began his career as a youth-team player at Southampton, and St Mary’s would seem a logical fit for a player desperate for regular first-team minutes.

Southampton have signed four players already this summer – Jannik Vestergaard, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Angus Gunn and Stuart Armstrong – but struggled for goals last season. Guido Carrillo has been loaned out to Leganes, while Dusan Tadic has been sold to Ajax.

Ings was told by Jurgen Klopp that he was wanted at Liverpool, but that he could be guaranteed first-team football on a regular basis. It was therefore decided that leaving Anfield would be the best move.

Liverpool would also be set to treble their money on Ings, not bad given his extensive injury problems.

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