Aston Villa have introduced the shock signing of Danny Ings from Southampton for a payment believed to be £30million.
In one of many summer season’s least anticipated strikes, the England striker indicators a three-year deal as Villa proceed their spectacular recruitment drive.
Head coach Dean Smith stated: “Danny is an impressive Premier League footballer who has scored targets wherever he has performed.
“He’s additionally a high skilled with an amazing character who will probably be a frontrunner in our squad and a task mannequin for our quickly growing younger Academy gamers who are actually in and across the first group. I’m delighted to welcome Danny to our nice Membership.”
The transfer comes as Villa captain Jack Grealish edges nearer to a £100m transfer to Manchester City, with a medical scheduled for tomorrow.
Villa have wasted no time spending that cash – and Ings joins Emi Buendia and Leon Bailey because the membership’s newest big-money signing in assault.
Ings, 29, was rumoured to be leaving Saints this summer season with only one yr left on his contract – however Villa weren’t talked about as a possible vacation spot.
The shock information may even be effectively obtained by Liverpool, who’re set to obtain £6m as a part of their sell-on settlement with Southampton for his or her former striker.
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