Real Sociedad aiming to complete Danny Ings signing this week

Real Sociedad Anoeta

Officials from the Basque club are locked in talks with the player's legal adviser.

England Under-21 international Danny Ings is a step closer to playing in La Liga next season, after Real Soceidad officials travelled to England, aiming to ensure they successfully complete his signing from Burnley.

According to reports from Spanish radio network, Cadena SER, Real Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay, sporting director Loren, and manager David Moyes, are all currently in London. A meeting has been arranged with the legal representative of Ings, in order to conclude business.

The objective for the Basque side is clear, given that signing Ings has always been an express request from Moyes. They will be hoping to leave their visit to London with the full agreement from Ings, that he will reject offers from Tottenham and Liverpool, to join them at the Anoeta instead.

It is believed the underlying key to these definitive negotiations, is the firm guarantee from Moyes that Ings will be a key figure in his plans. Something which might not happen were he to join Liverpool or Tottenham, where he could arguably earn a bigger salary, but not play as regularly as he would like.

For the player, this is regarded as the only doubt he has regarding possible moves to White Hart Lane, or Anfield. An important part of his considerations, offering the sensation that with guaranteed football in La Liga, Ings can continue his footballing development more fluidly.

As such, there's a certain level of confidence from Real Sociedad, that the player will at last agree to their terms, accept their offer and become the first confirmed signing of the summer, as Moyes begins his overhaul of the team.

The cost of signing Ings would also represent an absolute bargain. Out of contract with Burnley, Real Sociedad would only have to pay a formation fee of €270,000 for his rights.

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