Wolves have been urged to sign Danny Ings this month by 2009 promotion winner Michael Kightly as he believes the Southampton striker would be a great fit for the club.
The former winger played more times for Wolves than any other club in his injury-blighted career, where he scored 24 times and provided 36 assists in 127 appearances, per Transfermarkt.
He was part of Mick McCarthy’s title-winning side over ten years ago after the west Midlanders secured a return to the top-flight.
Speaking on Andy Hodgson’s kicking off, Kightly talked up the prospect of Ings lining up in the old gold shirt, he said:
“I’ve played with Danny Ings and I think he’s a really good player in great form.
“If Wolves could get in a player of his ability that would be great and I think he’d do really well at Wolves.
“Problem is though, can you see Southampton selling him and what kind of money is he gonna go for?
“They need someone alongside Jimenez or someone to come in and play a few games when he’s tired cause I think if he gets injured then that’ll be a real big problem for Wolves.
“He’s the only one in that team that they can’t replace with the players that they’ve got at the minute.”
Wolves are in desperate need of making additions to bolster their squad this month, but time is of the essence as only two weeks are remaining before the winter transfer window slams shut until the summer.
Nuno Santo’s side were defeated in the FA Cup on Wednesday evening, and their bench highlighted just how badly they need strength in depth.
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Patrick Cutrone left the club last week to return to Italy, signing on loan at Fiorentina with the move becoming permanent in 18 months time.
His departure has left a void in attack with Raul Jimenez the only senior option. He’s already played 34 times this campaign, and that’s excluding his Gold Cup campaign with Mexico in the summer and Wolves’ pre-season tour of China.
It’s clear to see that he’s been suffering from burnout in recent weeks given the lack of rest he’s received since the start of the season.
The Southampton frontman would be an interesting prospect in Nuno’s system and considering he’s bagged 16 goals this season, he would need no time to settle in – a possible problem with Cutrone coming to England.
Whether Wolves can clinch Ings as a potential target to help lessen the burden remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure, there has to be a new striker in place soon or their season is at serious risk.