Following the conclusion of Euro 2020, there is an expectation that Manchester City will accelerate its summer transfer business.
Pep Guardiola is keen on adding to his squad in this transfer window, as Manchester City prepare for their title defense next season.
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Scoring goals weren’t a problem for the Sky Blues last season, even in the absence of Sergio Aguero but having lost the Argentinean striker on a free transfer to Barcelona in June, Guardiola has to fill his void ahead of the new campaign.
The Spanish tactician remains hugely interested in signing Harry Kane but Tottenham Hotspur’s valuation of their star striker at upwards of £150m has apparently ruled City out. Where Guardiola and City go from here remains to be seen.
However, as per the latest reports from Football Insider, Manchester City have approached Southampton for striker Danny Ings ahead of a possible move.
Danny Ings, 28, has turned down a new contract with Southampton and wants to test himself at a bigger club next season. He has entered the final 12 months of his current deal at St. Mary’s Stadium, meaning this is the last chance for the Saints to recover some money or risk losing him for free next year.
The 28-year-old is a quality striker and the fact that he’s not committing his future at Southampton strongly suggests he’s not happy and wants to leave. While the Saints are willing to keep Ings, they would also expect offers for someone who is a Premier League-proven commodity.
Football Insider claims Guardiola sees Ings as an ‘expert’ in the penalty box, capable of ‘finishing the many chances’ City create on an average in a game.
The three-cap England international has netted 55 goals in 140 top-flight appearances across spells with Burnley, Liverpool, and Southampton. Despite enduring an injury-hit 2020/21 campaign, he scored 12 times in 29 appearances as Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side managed a 15th-placed finish on the table.
There’s no doubting Ings’ quality and experience in the English top-flight but he is susceptible to injuries having suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury twice during his time with Liverpool. So, he could be a risky addition if Guardiola decides to sign him this summer, even on a potential cut-price deal.