Reported Man Utd target Danny Ings rejects new Saints contract: report

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Southampton striker Danny Ings could be available this summer, after recently being linked with Manchester United.

Just last week, we covered a claim from The Telegraph, who stated that Manchester United had identified Danny Ings as a potential transfer target in the striker position.

Now, The Athletic have provided us an update on Ings’ situation. They state that the reported United transfer target has rejected a new contract offer from the Saints.

The 28-year-old, who scored thirteen goals in all competitions last season, had been in lengthy negotiations to extend his existing terms which expire in 2022. There was optimism at St. Mary’s that he’d put pen to paper but as of now, that hasn’t happened.

Obviously, that leaves Southampton with a decision to make. Either persuade Ings to stay, or risk losing him for free next summer. While club and player are in a contract standoff, this could be United’s (or other potential buying clubs) time to pounce.

Would Ings be a good signing?

Well, the Englishman certainly knows where the back of the net is and his goal-scoring record definitely speaks for itself. He’s scored 38 goals over the last two years and those numbers would likely only increase with better players around him.

I do have a couple of reservations, though. Ings struggled when he was at Liverpool the last time he was offered the chance at a big club. His injury record is also a minor concern, though I guess it’s less important as he wouldn’t be expected to start week-in-week-out anyway.

For now, I understand why United are weighing up a potential bid, though I’d be surprised if that’s firmed up with an official move this summer.

Would a Man United move for Danny Ings make sense? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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