Former Premier League striker Dean Windass has exclusively told Football FanCast that he expects Danny Ings to leave Southampton this summer.
The England striker hasn’t been firing on all cylinders this term, failing to replicate his form from 12 months ago, scoring just 10 Premier League goals all season and only four since Christmas.
Despite failing to hit the heights of last season, Ings is still Southampton’s top scorer, with his goals alone earning the Saints an extra 12 points.
But the Southampton man has already been strongly linked away from the South Coast this summer, with Manchester City and Tottenham both keen, and with just 14 months left on his deal, Southampton might be forced to cash-in on Ings to prevent him from leaving for free next summer.
And that’s exactly what Windass expects to happen. He told Football FanCast:
“Danny Ings will score goals in any team. He’s just a natural goalscorer. There was talk a few weeks ago about him going to Man City.
“He could go to Spurs, Harry Kane leaving, a replacement, depending on who gets the job.
“I can’t see him being at Southampton, I can’t see him signing a new contract, I can’t see Southampton offering him a new contract because they must have a wage cap.
“Southampton are not a club that let players go for free. He’ll get in any top-six team. He’ll get in any team. If you put balls in the box, you know he’ll get goals.”