Pundit: ‘Not a chance’ Ings ‘turns down’ Man City amid links

Date published: Thursday 15th July 2021 8:55 - Lewis Oldham

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Former West Ham striker Frank McAvennie has suggested that there is “not a chance” Danny Ings turns down a move to Manchester City.

Ings has been linked with a move away from Southampton. He has recently turned down a four-year contract with the Saints. 

Manchester City are among the Premier League teams that have been linked with the forward. 

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McAvennie has told Football Insider that interest in Ings from City is “definite” this summer:

“Ings won’t turn down that move if it comes.

“Not a chance. He would score plenty of goals at Manchester City. If he could choose, he would pick them.

“He’s just like Sergio Aguero and he scored lots of goals there before he left.

“There will be a lot of clubs wanting Danny and they will want him now, before the big guns enter the race.

“Someone has to have spoken to him from City, that’s a definite.

“I know that’s not really allowed but someone has probably had a word with him.

“Just told to hold back and see who comes in because he will want that City move. He won’t turn that down.”

Back in March, former Tottenham forward Darren Bent suggested that Ings would score more goals for City than Gabriel Jesus:

“If you’re talking about someone replacing Aguero, it’s virtually impossible, you’re not going to find someone who can come in and do what he has done at that club.

“But I really like the idea of Danny Ings going there, I think he’s a very very good centre forward and he’s been brilliant over the last couple of seasons. He has been plagued by injuries, but I think he’d do a job there.

“You put him around better players who create so many opportunities, he is an unbelievable finisher, really really good finisher, so if you put him in situations where he can score goal I can guarantee you he’d score more goals in that team than Gabriel Jesus.

“The only thing that would put people off this signing is snobbery. Fans probably think they should be going for players like Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland, but signing a player of Ings’ quality is a no-brainer.

“He’s a proven goalscorer in the Premier League and if I was at Man City, I’d get him in now, get someone like him in the door for decent money, and then go after your Haalands or your Mbappes.”

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