Liverpool sell-on clause revealed as Ings completes Villa move

Date published: Wednesday 4th August 2021 9:35 - James Holland

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Liverpool are set to receive a minor transfer boost after Danny Ings was signed by Aston Villa on Wednesday.

The England international, 29, agreed a three-year deal at Villa Park to end his spell at Southampton.

Ings bagged an impressive 46 goals in 100 appearances for the Saints in all competitions.

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He initially moved to St Mary’s on loan from Liverpool in August 2018 after struggling with injuries at Anfield.

They signed him permanently the following summer for a £20m fee.

According to the Mirror, Liverpool included a sell-on clause as part of the transfer.

The agreement guaranteed them 10 per cent of any profit made on Ings when Southampton decided to sell him.

As his transfer to Villa is now believed to be worth £30m, the clause is set to earn Liverpool £2m.

When asked about the signing of Ings, Villa boss Dean Smith said: “Danny is an outstanding Premier League footballer who has scored goals wherever he has played.

“He is also a top professional with a great character who will be a leader in our squad and a role model for our rapidly developing young academy players who are now in and around the first team.

“I am delighted to welcome Danny to our great club.”

The announcement came as a surprise to many fans as Ings was yet to be linked with the West Midlands outfit.

His most likely destination was thought to be Manchester City, depending on their pursuit of Erling Haaland.

Instead, Ings will be hoping to score goals under Smith at Villa Park. The Villans already have Ollie Watkins so it will be exciting to see how they line up in 2021/22.

Liverpool, meanwhile, have announced a new contract for Brazilian shot-stopper Alisson.

The terms will keep him at Anfield until June 2027.

Alisson said: “I think I didn’t waste too much time to think about that. It’s something we just built in those last three years, the confidence, the trust that I have in the club and the club has in myself.

“Me and my family, we are really happy here. My kids are settled in England, in a different country, but they are growing up in that way. So we are really happy. I’m really glad that I can keep going on with my work here, doing a good job here. So, I’m really happy to make this decision – that is not hard for me.”

Liverpool have already confirmed new deals for Trent Alexander-Arnold and Fabinho in the last week.


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