Villa transfer stance on Danny Ings as striker won’t be sold this summer

Aston Villa reportedly have no intention of selling Danny Ings this summer amid speculation over his future at the club.

Ings, 29, joined Villa in a shock move from Southampton last summer and went on to score seven goals and provide six assists in 30 Premier League appearances in his first season.

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While he impressed at times on his own up front, he also struck up a good partnership with Ollie Watkins over the course of the season as part of a two-man front line, having overcome initial struggles to link up and be effective.

Steven Gerrard will no doubt be hoping for more goals from his side next season and that will need a more clinical edge up front, but it doesn’t appear as though Ings will be sacrificed in order to bring in another transfer target.

As per the tweet below from Sky Sports, they report that Villa have no intention of selling Ings this summer, with the likes of Man Utd and Leeds Utd said to have been interested.

On one hand, that does indeed feel like the right decision as Ings has proven he can score goals consistently at this level over his career, and with the right service from top creative players like Philippe Coutinho and Emiliano Buendia behind him, he’ll hope to add many more to his tally next season.

However, it could be argued on the other side that his return wasn’t as impressive as expected when he signed and perhaps Gerrard should look for an upgrade if possible.

Nevertheless, it appears as though Villa are sticking with him, and it’s hoped that proves to be the right decision in the form of plenty of goals moving forward.