Former Premier League striker Dean Windass has told Football FanCast that Danny Ings will not be moving to a top-four club this summer but he believes Arsenal could end up making a move for the Southampton forward.
He has battled injury issues, having sustained a knee problem earlier this season, but remains the Saints’ key man going forward.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men are currently 14th in the Premier League table, seven points clear of the relegation zone.
Windass is convinced that Southampton will stay in the top-flight but he does not believe Ings will be moving to a club in the top four when the transfer window reopens.
Ings has played for Liverpool previously, but he made just 25 appearances for the Reds, scoring four goals.
Liverpool signed the player as he came to the end of his contract at Burnley and Windass believes that his performances at Anfield may put off any potential suitors.
He told FFC: “Southampton will stay in the Premier League. Because Danny Ings went to Liverpool and it wasn’t a success, I can’t see one of the top four buying him.”
However, Windass does think that a club like Arsenal could make a move for the forward.
He has claimed that he could cost as much as £50m, but he does not believe the Gunners should be regarded as a Champions League-level team.
Windass added: “Maybe Arsenal, but I’m not talking Arsenal as a top four team.
“Arsenal will probably go and pay £30, £40, £50 million for him, whatever, but I can’t see Danny Ings going into the top four.”