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Southampton: Saints eyeing Danny Ings return

Southampton: Saints eyeing Danny Ings return -Southampton News

Southampton are reportedly eyeing up a potential move to sign their former striker Danny Ings from Aston Villa in this window.

The Lowdown: Another loss

Nathan Jones’ side slumped to another loss on Wednesday night, as their 1-0 defeat at home to Nottingham Forest left them rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table.

What made matters worse is they failed to record a single shot on target in front of their home supporters, suggesting that they need to dip into the transfer market for attacking reinforcements.

The Latest: Ings interest

Co-writing in his latest piece for 90min, transfer expert Graeme Bailey has revealed that the Saints are one of three clubs in the Premier League that are ‘keeping watch’ on Ings and his situation at Villa, alongside fellow relegation rivals Everton and AFC Bournemouth.

The report notes that he has started just once under new manager Unai Emery, and they are willing to let replace him with a new forward, although would rather  a permanent sale than a loan.

The Verdict: Bring him back!

Ings had an exceptional record at Southampton, where he managed 46 goals and 10 assists in 100 games in total over all competitions, including 22 in the 2019/20 Premier League season (Transfermarkt).

His equaliser for Villa in their 1-1 draw at home to Wolves on Wednesday night was his 68th in the top flight in 187 matches (Transfermarkt), and he has consistently shown that he can score goals at Premier League level.

Lauded as a ‘special‘ player by Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson, and a ‘phenomenal finisher‘ by former top-flight striker Noel Whelan, Ings could be the striker the Saints are crying out for to get them out of relegation trouble.

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