Former Southampton star Carlton Palmer has urged striker Danny Ings to sign a new contract at St. Mary’s Stadium.
Ings needs to put pen to paper
Ings’ current deal on the south coast runs until 2022. His situation is therefore not necessarily too urgent, but the Saints will be eager to tie him down to a new contract and avoid pursuits from other clubs.
Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Palmer revealed that he thinks the 28-year-old should put pen to paper on a new deal to keep him at the club. He said:
“I’d be very surprised if Danny Ings doesn’t sign a new contract at Southampton, I’m sure he will do. I think Southampton are paying decent money and also, he’s got to look at the fact, I know there’s not much loyalty in the game, but they took him when he had a horrific injury and he’s found his form, he’s found his goalscoring touch and got himself back in the England squad, back at Southampton.
“So if I was Danny Ings, as long as the deal is in his interests, I think I’d be signing for Southampton and continuing playing the way I am, and hopefully getting to the European Championships.”
Needed by Hasenhuttl
It is hard not to underestimate just how important Ings is to Southampton. Last term, the England international scored 22 of Southampton’s 51 goals in the Premier League, and he already has five strikes in seven matches so far this term. His ability to put the ball into the back of the net is something Ralph Hasenhuttl cannot do without in the long term.
Will Ings sign a new contract at Southampton?
Ings has already had a spell at a top Premier League side, previously playing for Liverpool. Injuries didn’t help him at Anfield, but he knows only too well that the grass isn’t always greener amongst the elite.
At St. Mary’s he has found a team and a manager that truly appreciate him. He would be mad to leave the club at the moment, which is why a new deal makes perfect sense.
In other, Southampton fans praise this current player.
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