David Moyes declares confidence Burnley striker Danny Ings will join Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad Anoeta

The 22-year-old striker remains a priority target for the Scottish coach.

Real Sociedad manager David Moyes is confident he can complete his planned capture of Danny Ings, from Burnley this summer.

At his pre-match press call on Friday, via the official club website, ahead of Sunday's penultimate La Liga game of the season against Granada, the former Manchester United boss was quizzed about his summer transfer plans.

Conscious that his previous employers Manchester United have been linked, per the Independant, whilst Liverpool are also keen, per the Daily Mail, Moyes remains confident he can get his man.

Asked directly if Ings remains his primary objective, Moyes responded just as directly and with assurance: "Yes."

Continuing, Moyes then assured that he and Real Sociedad will be doing everything they can, to ensure the 22-year-old striker will move to Anoeta, explaining:

"I think he has a big decision, but we have a very good chance. I can't confirm if he will join us or another club, but he's certainly a player who I'd like to bring here, and I think that we have an opportunity."

Disappointed his team haven't been able to score as many goals as he'd have liked, during his tenure thus far, Moyes indicated:

"I'd like to add some more attacking options, and I think there's one or two positions I'd like to fill, but I'm looking to add some attacking options if possible."

Keen to push for a European finish in La Liga next season, conscious that his team must be strengthened in a few areas, Moyes pointed out:

"I'm hoping that we will be able to bring in three or four new players. Maybe one or two on loan, maybe as transfers, I'm not exactly sure, but I'm trying to improve the squad, to improve the team, so we have a better chance of competing for Europe next year."

Much speculation has suggested Moyes has focused mainly on Premier League targets, given his knowledge of the English game. However, he confirmed that isn't strictly the case, pointing out:

"We're looking at players, we're looking at teams, I'm always trying to get more information, trying to see if there's anything new in football."

"We're looking at players all around Europe. Players in Spain, players in Portugal, France, Germany, Belgium and Holland. We have to look all around Europe to get players." He concluded.

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