Liverpool have completed their second signing of the summer, as former Burnley striker Danny Ings follows James Milner by joining the Reds.
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According to the club’s official website, the 22-year-old has agreed personal terms at Anfield, and is just awaiting the completion of a medical, before he joins on July 1st.
However, while Burnley have confirmed the deal on their own website, they note that they have rejected an offer for the player, but do expect talks to continue. If the two sides cannot agree a compensatory figure, the fee shall be set by a tribunal.
The England U21 international has enjoyed a promising first season in the top flight, though he could not prevent the Clarets falling back into the Championship. He hit the back of the net 11 times, and was arguably the main reason Sean Dyche’s men managed to survive until three games from the end of the campaign.
He will be hoping he enjoys a better first season on Merseyside than some of the men that he will be competing with for a place in Brendan Rodgers’ team. While Daniel Sturridge spent most of the year on the sidelines, Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert, and Fabio Borini had torrid times in front of goal, and only managed four goals between them.
The signings of both Milner and Ings may not be the most adventurous – as both arrive at the end of their contracts – but Liverpool fans will be hoping that the pair are just part of a transfer window that will also see big-money moves for players capable of sending them back towards the Premier League’s top four.