According to the Northern Echo, Rafa Benitez is now trying to pull off the signing of Liverpool’s Danny Ings before Thursday’s deadline.
Salomon Rondon’s loan move looks all set to be sealed in the next 24 hours, with him now on Tyneside to complete the switch, however it seems he’s not the only striker Rafa wants.
Here’s a snippet from Paul Fraser’s latest piece for the Northern Echo, stating Rafa now wants both Rondon AND Ings in over the next few days:
“RAFAEL BENITEZ is trying to pull off a striker double to boost Newcastle United before the transfer window closes on Thursday, even if he will still be frustrated by the length of time it has taken to get things done.
“It has emerged Liverpool’s Danny Ings is back on the agenda along with West Brom’s Salomon Rondon. Ings is interested in heading to Tyneside and a season-long loan with a view to a £15m permanent switch if top-flight survival is secured is being discussed.”
There’s been confusion over how a deal for Ings could be done – with us only being able to loan TWO players from English clubs (Kenedy and Rondon) – however it’s being suggested that a THIRD loan deal is possible if it includes an obligation to buy.
Danny Ings is being targeted by #nufc for a season long loan deal with a view to a £15M permanent switch if top flight survival is secured. (This is possible as long as United include obligation to buy) [Northern Echo]
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It’d be great to have Ings in as well, although I’m not convinced we’d agree to an obligation to buy given his recent injury record.
Would we really commit to paying £15m for him next summer when there’s a very real risk that he could get injured again?
A decent player who could regain his best form under Rafa, but one who’s barely kept himself fit since signing for Liverpool three years ago (making just 14 Premier League appearances since July 2015).
Would you be happy to have him IF this deal was possible?
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