Liverpool set to discover Ings fee this week

Date published: Monday 25th April 2016 10:19

Liverpool are set to discover what compensation fee they must pay to Burnley for Danny Ings – nearly a year after signing him.

Ings joined the Reds from Burnley last July, with the striker’s contract at the relegated club having expired that same summer.

The forward was 22 at the time of signing on a Bosman, and Liverpool were therefore required to pay a compensation fee to Burnley.

Tribunals have been held throughout the season to come to an agreement between the two sides, but it is believed that Burnley want close to £10million, while Liverpool are only willing to pay closer to £6million.

Ings has been sidelined for most of the season after suffering a knee injury in October, but the 23-year-old made his England debut and scored three goals in eight Liverpool games before his injury.

According to the Liverpool Echo, a tribunal hearing will be held in Manchester on Tuesday with the hope that a compensation fee can be decided between the two parties.

‘There is no guarantee that a decision will be reached on Tuesday,’ Neil Jones writes, although Liverpool hope the matter will be resolved this week.

Burnley’s chief executive Dave Baldwin recently said of the deal: “The reason it is different to the ordinary is this tribunal claim will be the biggest in history.

“The key to this was that we bring the claim against Liverpool, therefore we had to prepare an extremely robust case.

“You’re talking a documentation bundle of probably in excess of 400 or 500 pages with witness statements, evidence, analytics about player performance, the statement as to why we make a judgment as to what we believe the player is worth, compared to what they want to offer.”

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