Former Burnley player Robbie Blake has said striker Danny Ings would be better off signing for another club in the Premier League than moving to Spain.
According to a report in the Daily Mail, the soon-to-be free agent flew to Spain recently to discuss a potential move to La Liga side Real Sociedad. But in an interview with Talk Sport, Blake name-checked Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool as far better options for the 22-year-old.
“It would be a shame if he did go to Real Sociedad in my opinion because it wouldn’t further his career,” Blake said.
“He needs to move on and go to a top team in the Premier League this summer, a club like Liverpool or Tottenham.”
Both sides could do with a quality addition up front to ease the pressure on Daniel Sturridge and Harry Kane respectively, and considering Ings’ progress and innate talent it would be surprising if neither side were interested given his current contract situation.
Ings’ Burnley deal expires in the summer, and having already netted nine Premier League goals this season, including five in his last six appearances, he is sure to be a wanted man.
Tottenham have benefited from giving a number of young players a chance this season and Ings could form a highly effective partnership with Kane at White Hart Lane; especially when you consider the former is versatile enough to operate not only as a main striker, but also as a secondary forward and as left-sided attacker.
Of the two clubs, it would be surprising if Liverpool did not make a big splash in the summer transfer market, signing a famous name to partner Sturridge and finally replace Luis Suarez at the club, potentially leaving Tottenham as a wonderful option for the promising young striker. Provided of course he takes Blakes’ advice.