Danny Ings is being looked at by Crystal Palace, according to a report The Times published earlier this week.
The 25-year-old Liverpool striker has made just 25 appearances since he moved to Merseyside from Burnley in 2015, having endured a dreadful injury record whilst at Anfield. With Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane in lethal touch, Ings has found himself mostly confined to a place on the bench.
After Christian Benteke had a disastrous season in South London, Roy Hodgson is certainly aware of the need to strengthen in this position. The Times article suggests the Eagles have been tracking the forward, rated as being worth £7.2m by Transfermarkt, for a year.
A player of undoubted quality, Ings is clearly highly-rated by Hodgson. After being in excellent form, the former England manager selected him in the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, where he made one appearance for the Three Lions. But Ings has scored a paltry three goals in the last three seasons, making just 14 Premier League appearances for Liverpool, such are his injury woes. It certainly seems the Winchester-born striker needs a move away from Anfield to get his fledgling career back on track.
However, Palace suffered major injury problems last season, with players such as Bakary Sako and Wilfried Zaha spending lengthy spells in the treatment room. Adding another injury prone player to the squad would be a major risk. On the positive side of things, Ings could provide some much needed attacking support for Benteke, who would benefit from playing in a front two rather than in the lone striker role.
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