Aston Villa have been rather busy during previous transfer windows when it comes to bringing new players to the Midlands club.
However, with the summer transfer window approaching, it seems as though the Villans could be looking at getting one of their current players out the door.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, transfer insider Dean Jones had this to say about Danny Ings, in particular, on the subject of Villa’s current crop of players and the upcoming summer transfer window.
He said: “There are a few players who you are looking at and they just don’t seem to fit into place.
“You’ve still got a few months of the season to go, and he could still go on a goalscoring run and win him over, but in these early days, Danny Ings is one of those that might become available in the summer.”
Villa signed the striker back in the previous summer transfer window from fellow Premier League side Southampton in a deal worth a reported fee of £25m.
Since then, with 18 appearances across all competitions under his belt, the Englishman has managed to score four goals and provide two assists along the way.
As well as his lack of consistent goals and assists this season, the 29-year-old’s performances in the league haven’t done much to justify the transfer fee Villa paid for him, with WhoScored giving him an underwhelming overall rating of 6.5/10, making him one of the lowest-rated players in Steven Gerrard’s squad that have started more than one league game.
Despite Ings’ rather disappointing start to his career in a Villa shirt, there would presumably be a lot of fans that would not want to see their club give up on him after just one full season at Villa Park, especially given how much money they paid for him.
Also, with fellow Villa striker Ollie Watkins not managing to score in any of his last five league appearances for the club, Gerrard could be likely to turn to Ings in the coming weeks to see if he can start getting the goals for his side.
Moving forward, while the centre-forward has enough time left in this campaign to get a good run of form under his belt and add some goals to his tally, there should be no thoughts from the club, in our view, about letting Ings leave in the summer.