In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast’s Tom Ward, ex-footballer and pundit Carlton Palmer has made a claim regarding Danny Ings’ future at Southampton.
This includes the 22 goals he scored in the top-flight for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side last season, which saw him finish as the joint-second top scorer in the Premier League.
Therefore, it is easy to understand why Hasenhuttl and Southampton are desperate to tie the former Liverpool man down to a new deal in the near future, with his current contract set to expire at the end of next season.
Here’s what Palmer had to say exclusively to FFC about Ings’ contract situation:
“I’d be very surprised if Danny Ings doesn’t sign a new contract at Southampton, I’m sure he will do. I think Southampton are paying decent money and also he’s got to look at the fact, I know there’s not much loyalty in the game, but they took him when he had a horrific injury and he’s found his form, he’s found his goalscoring touch and got himself back in the England squad, back at Southampton.
“So if I was Danny Ings, as long as the deal is in his interests, I think I’d be signing for Southampton and continuing playing the way I am, and hopefully getting to the European Championships.”
Therefore, it seems as Palmer feels that Ings is likely to extend his stay with Southampton, as he is clearly a good fit at the Saints and they were the ones who gave him a chance when he was struggling with injuries so much at Liverpool.
With the England striker returning to training this week, you imagine it won’t be too long until he’s back on the scoresheet with Southampton, whilst a contract extension is also hopefully not too far away.
And, in other news… Southampton made a big mistake in signing Mohamed Salisu ahead of 6 foot 3 beast