Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has been singing the praises of Burnley striker Danny Ings.
Ings has been in good form in the Premier League so far this season, scoring five goals and creating 17 chances in 17 league appearances, while having a pass accuracy of 75%, a shot accuracy of 38%, and winning 46% of the duels.
The 22-year-old’s form for promoted outfit Burnley has led to suggestions that he could be called up to the England squad, and Shearer backs that idea.
“You don’t get too many chances when you are playing in a struggling team,” the 44-year-old wrote in The Sun. “But just like Austin and Berahino, Ings has still found a way to score.
“I watched him on New Year’s Day in Burnley’s 3-3 draw at Newcastle and I was very impressed. He is pacey, his movement is excellent and, most importantly, he knows where the goal is.
“The big question now is will he get a move to a bigger club? There has been a lot of interest and I can fully understand why. It will be tough for Burnley if he goes this month because they need him to stay up.
“But even if they keep Ings for the rest of the season, he will surely move on in the summer. That is what happens I am afraid when you have a young, talented English striker. He has caps for the Under-21s, so the next step up is for Roy Hodgson to take a look.”
As Shearer suggests, Ings has thrived in a team that are among the top candidates to suffer relegation. It is never easy playing as a striker for such a side, but the 22-year-old seems to be doing well at the moment.
Tottenham Hotspur were linked with a £7 million move for the striker only last week, and it is understandable to see why.
Ings may not have been too prolific this season and took some time to adjust to the Premier League, but the potential is there.
Leicester City are currently being linked with a move for the Burnley striker, whose contract runs out at the end of the season.
If Burnley do sell Ings, then it will be their loss and Leicester’s gain.