Kevin Campbell has backed Everton to sign Danny Ings in the summer transfer window.
The Lowdown: Ings rejects deal
As per The Athletic, the 28-year-old has rejected a new deal at Southampton ahead of the new 2021/22 season.
The Goodison Park club have been linked with a move for the striker, and given that he has turned down the offer of a new contract at St Mary’s, he could well be available.
The Latest: Campbell backs Ings to Everton
Speaking to Goodison News, former Toffees forward Campbell thinks that it may be time for Ings to move on from the Saints, and backed his old team to ‘pull the trigger’ with regards to a move. The 51-year-old said:
“He’s a good player, knows where the net is. He has tried his luck on the other side of Merseyside and was pretty well-liked, but injuries stopped him from doing what he’s doing.
“He has found his feet again, his form, and now it’s time for a big move. I wouldn’t put it past Everton to pull the trigger.”
The Verdict: Sign
Rafa Benitez will want the goalscoring burden eased from Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the upcoming campaign, and Ings could do just that if he moves to Everton.
Described as a ‘top-four quality’ striker by Sky Sports pundit Clinton Morrison last August, it would be a big coup if the Blues managed to get him.
Should Everton sign Ings?
Ings is proven in the Premier League, with 55 goals and 13 assists in 140 top-flight games across six seasons with Burnley, Liverpool and Southampton (Transfermarkt), and at 28 years of age, he is just hitting his peak.
Everton must do all that they can to sign him, as there could well be tough competition if they hesitate to make their move.
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