Danny Ings is one of the brightest young talents in the Premier League and his performances for Burnley have put them in a position to really fight for survival. Their squad is the poorest in the league, but their work rate and Ings’ quality have won them a lot of points this season. The striker’s contract is running down, with an exit looking the most likely conclusion, as a number of sides continue to track Ings’ situation closely. Burnley have tried to give him a new contract and will continue to do so as he is their key player. However, Ings will know this summer is an opportunity to move to a more secure Premier League club, one with aspirations higher up the table than Burnley.
The former Bournemouth player only really started to make the headlines last season, but he has dealt well with Premier League football and clubs will see him as an excellent option in the striking position. He has the physicality to succeed in the Premier League, as he has shown, he is very good in the air, and his work rate means that defenders get no rest when he is on the pitch. The fact that Ings is a homegrown player will attract some of the clubs playing in Europe such as Spurs, Everton and possibly Southampton next season.
Ings has proven himself as a natural goalscorer, who can find the net when he gets through on goal on a regular basis. His movement in the opposition half is one of the best parts of his game, as he often finds pockets of space in the final third. This season he has scored seven league goals and got three assists, which is a great return considering he is playing for Burnley, who don’t have a lot of creativity in midfield. He managed to get just over three shots on goal per game, which highlights the danger he poses for defenders. Ings has a big future in the game, and clubs should be clamouring to get him this summer.
At the age of 22, Danny Ings is part of a group of young English strikers making an impact in the Premier League along with Harry Kane, Saido Berahino and Charlie Austin. Although the others have more goals, Ings’ impact on his side is certainly up there with them, while his potential certainly makes him one of the brightest talents in the top flight. Doubts will be raised about his ability to keep up his good form, but regular watchers of Burnley will testify that the striker has everything in his game to become a top forward.
There has been reported interest from Tottenham, who are interested in the striker, perhaps as soon as this month. However, it’s more likely that Ings will stay at Burnley until the end of the season and try and help them stay in the top flight. Newcastle are another club who have scouted the striker thoroughly and would be tempted in a cheap summer deal similar to the one they tied up for Jack Colback last close season. While a variety of other clubs such as Everton and Sunderland have been linked with the player. Other reports have suggested he could go abroad with David Moyes’ Real Soceidad interested in the young Englishman. It’s going to be a real battle for Ings in the summer and he needs to make sure he makes the right move for his career as the wrong one could lead to a huge waste of talent.