Transfer Latest: Wantaway Liverpool forward set for late deadline day move to Premier League counterparts

Danny Ings is set to join Southampton on a season-long loan with an option to buy.


Ever since arriving at Anfield in 2015, former Burnley striker Danny Ings hasn’t had the best of tenures he was initially hoping for with Liverpool FC. And, after struggling to break into Jurgen Klopp’s first team, Ings is now all set to depart from Liverpool FC in a late transfer deadline day move.

Danny Ings, who since arriving at Liverpool almost three years ago, is now all set to head down South, as Liverpool FC and Southampton FC have seemingly agreed on terms over a loan switch for the now-former Liverpool number 28.

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Ings, who also came pretty close to signing a deal with Crystal Palace, will not be heading down to London, apparently due to the fact that Palace has instead opted to sign Jordan Ayew on loan from Swansea City.

Having spent most of his time on the Liverpool injury list, a move away from Anfield was certainly on the cards for Ings, sooner rather than later.

However, on the other hand, a recent report also suggested that Cardiff City were also seemingly preparing to swoop a late deal for Ings, but that is not the case to be, as Ings has instead signed a deal with The Saints.

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Despite already surpassing the 5 PM transfer day deadline, Ings will subsequently be allowed to officially confirm his move to the Saint Mary’s, due to the fact that a deal sheet for Ings has been filed beforehand. This has now eventually guaranteed both Ings and Southampton to officially finalize the switch to South, within the remaining two-hour grace period.

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A move away to Southampton FC will definitely prove to be a major confidence booster for Danny Ings, who was struggling at Liverpool. And under the guidance of Saints boss Mark Hughes, Ings will certainly be able to perform at his best at the St. Mary’s.