The 22 year-old striker’s contract at Turf Moor expires at the end of the season and while Premier League rivals Liverpool were reportedly interested in the player in the January transfer window, David Moyes’ Real Sociedad have now emerged as strong favourites to land Ings, with a pre-contract agreement rumoured to have been signed.
“For his development he wants to be in the top end of the Premier League,” Dyche told Sky Sports.
“It is the most powerful league in the world. His aspirations need to be top end of the Premier League. The middle of La Liga is no use.”
Former Manchester United manager Moyes – who was appointed as boss of Real Sociedad in November – said in a recent interview that Ings was a player “anyone would like to have”.
There were reports on Saturday that the striker had flown out to Spain to thrash out a pre-contract agreement, with Sociedad giving him the VIP treatment in an attempt to persuade him to seal the deal.
Ings has scored 9 Premier League goals in 22 appearances this season, more than the likes of Wayne Rooney and Romelu Lukaku.