The England striker has been a real presence during his debut Premier League campaign, scoring nine goals in 26 appearances for Burnley.
Unfortunately for the Clarets, the 22-year-old’s contract at Turf Moor expires this summer and with no new deal in sight it’s looking increasingly likely he will move elsewhere.
Manchester United and Liverpool have both been accredited with interest in the goal scoring striker, as per the Daily Star, and Hoddle feels he would be a real coup for either side.
“He’s a very astute and clever player, aware of what’s going on around him in midfield and around the penalty box,” Hoddle explained.
“His movement and technical ability are good. Ings looks to go in behind the defender and to face up and receive the ball.
“He has a bit of pace as well. Here is a player who will really flourish if he ends up at Liverpool, Arsenal or Manchester United because of the amount of chances he’ll get there. He has a big future.”
|Goals per Game||Shots per Game||Key Passes per Game||Ball Recoveries per Game||Appearances||Mins Played|
|Robin van Persie||0.42||2.71||1||2||24||1,993|
As per the table provided by Opta Stats, Ings certainly has the qualities to mix it with the very best as he compares favourably with fellow strikers Daniel Sturridge and United’s Robin van Persie.
When considering Burnley’s lowly position and the fact they subsequently create less, Ings has the talent to create chances himself and with an average 0.35 goals per match he is noticeably clinical.
Aside from his goals, the Clarets favourite is shown to be hard working and willing to do the defensive work, illustrated by his impressive average of 4.15 ball recoveries per encounter.
High pressing and his willingness to run undoubtedly suit the Reds’ style of play and with Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli perhaps unlikely to be at Anfield next season, signing Ings would make perfect sense.