The future of Burnley striker Danny Ings has been in the papers recently. Yesterday a photo which purportedly showed the England under-21 striker boarding a plane to Spain appeared in The Sun. It is believed he is on his way to negotiate a potential move to join Real Sociedad and their manager David Moyes, Everton and Manchester United boss of old.
“I think we all know his development needs to continue and that’s in the Premier League.
“The middle of La Liga is no use for a young player, I don’t personally think so – albeit it is a great standard. I think he’s better than that. I think he’s top end of the Premier League.
“He would only move abroad for financial reasons. It’s not for development. His development is top end of the Premier League. It’s the most powerful league in the world.
"His aspirations, as they should be, are to play for his national side and he definitely wants to play for England. I think his journey is in the Premier League.
“That’s not letting us (Burnley) down, that’s just the reality of the market we are in. The other night if you were watching him at Old Trafford, I would be knocking on the door if I was those sort of clubs.”
Of course it has been reported already that some teams have been knocking. It was rumoured that Tottenham wanted in January. The Mirror believe Mauricio Pochettino is a big fan of the player and wants to bring him in.
It was also reported that Ings wants a Liverpool move. The Mirror reported that he was most keen on a move to Anfield rather than White Hart Lane.
Ings is out of contract in the summer and the race to sign him is hotting up to be one of the most intense of 2015.