Calum Valentine looks at the proposed move of Danny Ings from Burnley to Real Sociedad and questions if his time in La Liga will be a success?
At the tender age of 22 Danny Ings is regarded as one of England most Exciting young strikers and with four goals in seven England U21 appearances a full team call up is surely on the cards. But the topic of conversation regarding Burnley’s key man is ; where will he be in six months time?
With nine goals in the opening half of his first Premier League season Danny Ings is showing everyone why he deserves to be playing at the very top of world football. With six months remaining on his current deal , Ings can leave the Clarets for free in the summer and with a host of England’s top clubs including Liverpool, Newcastle, Everton and even Manchester United lurking it seems Ings will have a tough decision to make, a decision which will be made no easier by non other then Señor David Moyes.
David Moyes’ Sociedad sit 11th in La Liga and since the Scotsman’s introduction the side have been climbing up the table week by week Moyes is implementing a solid defensive core just like he did with Everton which gained him success in his tenure there but Moyes believes that the fire power needed up front is missing.
The former United boss is willing to quadruple Ings’ wage to £60,000 a week in order to lure Danny to Spain. But it may not just be about the money for Ings.
British Strikers are no secret to Spanish clubs with players like, Gary Linekar, Mark Hughes,Steve McManaman and Michael Owen all sharing the common denominator of having glistening careers in Spain.
Time in Spain would no doubt further any Brits footballing capacity giving an extra element to their game as well as having to cope with the heat and intensity and somewhat more aggressive fans.
It is no doubt Danny Ings has a career defining decision to make and if a move to Sociedad goes wrong and Ings’ career falters, well, at least he’ll get a tan,