Report: Ex-Tottenham Hotspur star Garth Crooks speaks highly of Burnley’s Danny Ings

Former Tottenham Hotspur forward Garth Crooks is full of praise for Burnley striker Danny Ings.

Former Tottenham Hotspur forward Garth Crooks has been singing the praises of Burnley striker Danny Ings on BBC Sport.

Ings has been a key player for promoted outfit Burnley so far this season and is a big hope in their quest for Premier League safety.

The 22-year-old has scored six goals and created 19 chances in 18 Premier League appearances, while having a pass accuracy of 74% and a shot accuracy of 38%.

Former Bournemouth star Ings was the star of the show on Saturday when he scored what proved to be the winner against Queens Park Rangers at Turf Moor in the Premier League.

The win saw Burnley move out of the relegation zone, leading Crooks to include the youngster in his Team of the Week for BBC Sport.

“This young man is starting to cause acute embarrassment to some Premier League defenders,” the 56-year-old wrote. “He went round Stephen Caulker and Richard Dunne as though they weren't there before slotting home a delightful finish to put Burnley two up…

“Another three points spells good news for the Clarets but if Ings carries on playing like this he may be too good for other teams to ignore.”

Ings has indeed been linked with a move away from Burnley in the January transfer window, with Chelsea and Tottenham both reported to be interested in his services.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has insisted that the club do not need to sell Ings as they are financially “quite secure”, but one wonders if they would be able to resist a really big offer.

Ings is an integral part of this Burnley side and losing him this month would be a big blow to the Clarets’ chances of Premier League survival.

Although the striker’s stats are not hugely impressive, one needs to remember that he is playing for arguably the weakest team in the English top flight.

If Burnley do sell Ings in the January transfer window, then they could struggle to find a suitable replacement.

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