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Southampton are reportedly interested in bringing their former striker Danny Ings back to the club, according to The Daily Echo. The 31-year-old spent three successful seasons at St Mary’s between 2018 and 2021, scoring 46 goals in 100 appearances.

Ings’ departure for Aston Villa in 2021 for a hefty £30 million fee was met with controversy amongst Southampton fans.

His time at Villa Park proved less fruitful, managing only three goals in 37 appearances across all competitions. A subsequent move to West Ham  yielded even fewer goals, with Ings starting just seven Premier League matches.

The Daily Echo also reports that Southampton are willing to offer a cut-price deal of £6 million to re-sign Ings. The striker himself is said to be weighing his options before making a decision.

His wages of £125,000 per week may prove a hurdle but it would be best for both parties if a deal could be completed.

Ings is a proven goal scorer but for a variety of reasons he never really fired for the Irons.

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  • Phil McDonald says:

    Why are you repeating what you said yesterday? Try and focus on quality rather than quantity

  • Hammeroo says:

    And Julen Lopetegui won’t keep just any old Iron. He’s keeping one that’s a bit older, i.e. Michail Antonio, because the view is that Antonio can keep opposing defenders busy. If we can actually sign a quality young striker then we can let Danny Ings go back to where he came from as a youth player, with our best wishes.

    • BackOwight says:

      He might aswell take ward-prowse with him. That’s got to be better than leaving him on the bench week in, week out.

  • Ayrton-Jay says:

    I see Ings often described as a bad signing, misfit etc. He’s a journeyman who done a good job for us. If anyone expected he’d score 20 goals a season for us then they need a lobotomy. Moyes system didn’t suit Ings but does it suit any striker? It’s a thankless task and he applied himself well when called upon.

  • Malcolm says:

    Yes we need more talent not someone passed their best
    If we are going to survive we need to splash the cash on a talented striker

  • Clarkycat9 says:

    Paper talk and agent hype trying to find his next move, Southampton fans don’t want him back and for good reasons

    • Zahama says:

      Danny Ings never threw his toys out the cot and seems like a good pro. I still feel that his two goals against Forest were crucial in our moving away from a longer relegation battle. He played well this season against Sheffield United and Burnley. Let him move on with our good wishes – we don’t need to refer to him as a “misfit”

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