Danny Ings hasn’t been the luckiest of footballers since his move to Anfield in Summer 2015. An ACL and knee injury together leaving him out for overall 16 months. The Reds’ attacking force now is harder than ever to get into, with Mané and Salah out wide and Firmino and Sturridge up front. Ings will find it next to impossible to prove himself coming back from injury against that attack.
So what next? He has been linked with a move to the Championship in January. Would it be loan or permanent? The clubs he has been linked to are Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United. Ings has proven himself in the Championship with Burnley, when the Clarets achieved promotion in 2013/14, scoring 26 goals in 45 appearances that campaign. The three sides being linked with the Englishman are fighting at the same end of the table as Burnley were, and Ings could give all the sides that bit more power up front that could easily help all sides seriously fight for a place in the Premier League. But the place he’d be most suited arguably is at Elland Road.
Leeds United are seriously missing Chris Wood, having been sold to Burnley for £15m this summer. The Whites’ attacking force now is Kemar Roofe, Pierre-Michel Lasogga on loan from Hamburg and Paweł Cibicki, yet to make an appearance in the Championship this season. In addition, attacker Pablo Hernandez is 32 and who knows how much longer in his career he can last at this level of football? So Ings would certainly be fighting for a place but would definitely be the star name on the teamsheet. He can give Leeds that pace, power and most importantly, goals to help them push back up to where the Elland Road faithful wish to be.
What do you think? Would Ings suit Leeds? Would he be better suited at Wolves or Derby. Leave your thoughts in the comment section and check out the article linking Ings to the Championship.