Burnley fans in the Transfer Tavern are loving the action in the 2018 World Cup but can’t wait for their European adventure to begin on July 27.
The Clarets ended the season in seventh place, guaranteeing a place in next season’s Europa League. They will enter the qualifying rounds to fight for a place alongside Europe’s elite in the group stages. Sean Dyche’s side was drawn to face Scottish team Aberdeen in their first qualifier.
Our punters are hoping to see some new faces arrive at Turf Moor ahead of the journey up north. Scott Arfield left the club on a free transfer to Rangers, but Dyche is yet to make a signing in the summer window. Adding goals to the side will be a priority if Burnley are to compete on a European and domestic level.
Therefore, the perfect signing could be a former striker – Danny Ings. Valued at £7.2m by Transfermarkt, the striker left the club for Liverpool for £7m back in 2015 after an excellent debut season in the Premier League. His time on Merseyside has been plagued with injuries which has seen him fall down the pecking order. Ings recognises he needs first-team football and is set to leave the club this summer.
A return to Burnley would be the best option for the former England international as he looks to get his career back on track. Ings was a popular player at Turf Moor, scoring 43 goals in 130 appearances for the Clarets. Returning to the familiar environment under a manager that knows him well would be a wise decision.
Liverpool are unlikely to command a large fee for Ings due to his injury problems meaning Burnley could get a great deal. Still only 25-years-old, Burnley need their former forward to fire them to European success.
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