According to the Independent, Crystal Palace are ready to shell out as much as £20m to land the services of Liverpool forward Danny Ings. The Eagles are in negotiations with Liverpool regarding the sale of the player and they will be asked to pay £20m upfront for the 26- year old.
The Reds will find it tough to accommodate Ings in the playing eleven for the upcoming season, given the form the likes of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane showed last season. Ings has been extremely unlucky with injuries at Anfield as he has missed a good chunk of his three years spell out injured.
The Eagles meanwhile have struggled with their goal scoring option as Christian Benteke had a dismal campaign last time around. The scoring and creative onus largely fell on Wilfried Zaha who literally carried the team to an 11th place finish.
A move to Selhurst Park will give Ings a chance to resurrect his career as at Liverpool, he will be confined to the bench most of the time. Jurgen Klopp had often used Dominic Solanke over him last season and with the return of Daniel Sturridge, Ings’ chances will definitely go down further.
Domestic competitions seem to be the only chance where Ings might get an opportunity to play in the upcoming season and a player like him needs to continuously play to get back to his best. The forward had a good scoring record when he was with Burnley and that pushed Brendan Rodgers to make a move for the 26-year-old Englishman.
Ings has represented England once and needs more game time if he wants to feature for his nation again. A move to Crystal Palace will be a good one for everyone involved as Liverpool will be looking to recoup some money after some heavy spending in the summer.
Given the set of options Jurgen Klopp has at his disposal, he shouldn’t have any qualms in selling Ings as there seems to be no way back for the Englishman at Anfield. Ings is a hardworking striker who makes impressive runs in between the defensive lines. The 26-year-old has decent finishing skills and a regular run in the first team might just bring him back to his best. At Palace, he can play as a secondary striker with Benteke and it remains to be seen where the future of this fallen Englishman lies.