Southampton striker Danny Ings could be heading to Manchester City this summer as a replacement for Sergio Agüero.
The Argentine’s contract is expiring at the end of the season and he has not yet committed to a new deal at the club, with suggestions he could leave for Barcelona on a free transfer as a way of enticing his close friend Lionel Messi to stay at the Nou Camp.
That means that the hunt for his successor is already underway at the Etihad, with Erling Halaland top of the list. However, given the competition for him and his likely price tags. Ings, who has established himself as one of the top strikers in the league since moving to the Saints from Liverpool in 2019 permanently, could be a more viable option.
Ings is about to enter the final year of his current deal at St. Mary’s and has, to date, shown no interest in extending his stay on the South Coast.
Any move by City for Ings would be good news for Liverpool as well.
They inserted a 20% sell-on clause for the England international as part of the deal that took him to Southampton.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.