Southampton have reportedly opened contract negotiations with Danny Ings

A report in the English media on Monday assures that Southampton have opened contract talks with Danny Ings, just a year after he signed for the club.

Ings’ sensational 2019/20

Ings, of course, spent the 2018/19 season on loan at St Mary’s’ from Liverpool.

Southampton then secured the striker’s services on a permanent basis last summer, for a fee believed to be around £20m.

And since his permanent move down south, Ings has been in absolutely sensational form.

The centre-forward was finally able to see out a full campaign without any injury issues last time out, and his displays certainly reflected as much.

Despite Southampton having endured an awful start to the season, Ings nevertheless managed to notch a hefty 22 goals and two assists in the Premier League.

This impressive tally saw the 28-year-old miss out on the Golden Boot by a solitary goal.


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Ings set for new deal

But whilst Ings, in the end, failed to secure the Golden Boot, his fine form nevertheless looks set to be rewarded via other avenues.

First, the Southampton star, who has made just one appearance for England over the course of his career, has earned a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s latest squad for the Three Lions’ September Nations League fixtures.

And on a club level, as outlined above, Ings looks set to be rewarded for his superb 2019/20 with a new contract.

The 28-year-old has just under two years remaining on his current deal.

But, as per a report from Sky Sports News on Monday:

Southampton have begun negotiations with Danny Ings over a new, long-term deal for the striker.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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