Southampton move ahead of Leeds in Danny Ings race

BetVictor have priced Danny Ings moving to Southampton in the January transfer market at evens.

Southampton have moved ahead Celtic, Leeds and Liverpool amongst others to land Burnley's goalscoring wonder Danny Ings in January. The England U21 front man has been in incredible form this season and on Saturday netted his 13th goal of the season to put Burnley clear at the top of the table.

The 21-year-old has been used both in the striker and attacking midfield role this season and has recently broken into the national set-up, scoring twice on his full debut.

It wouldn't be the first young England prospect Southampton have stolen from Burnley, who signed Jay Rodriguez in 2012 for 7 million pound and it looks like on the back of that signing Southampton are ready to strike again.

It is as of yet unclear how much Burnley would want for their star and the player is contracted until 2015 so are in no rush to sell an integral part in their promotion push. However, it is clear that he would bring a lot of quality to a Southampton side that have stagnated of late and if they want the player bad enough, they have the means to afford him.

In terms of what he will bring to the club, it's clear to see that as strikers go, he is one of the most intelligent in the division.

13 goals in 20 games is what he has a reputation for but he manages to carve out 3 shots a game which underlines his effective off the ball movement. And although he has assisted 2 goals this season, I don't believe that is a true sign of his creative ability because he has made 29 goalscoring opportunities in 20 games.

He will no-doubt be one of the talking points this winter but Burnley will fight tooth and nail to keep hold of their man.

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