Ian Wright has made a claim on Southampton star Danny Ings after he was recently linked with a move to Manchester City.
Ian Wright can’t seem to understand the ‘disrespect’ surrounding Danny Ings after a recent transfer claim emerged.
With Manchester City supposedly in the hunt for a Sergio Aguero replacement, a shock report claimed the Manchester outfit could turn their attention to a certain Southampton star.
Ings would come as a much cheaper alternative to another target in Erling Haaland, and also boasts Premier League experience to go with.
The England international spent four years at Liverpool after joining the club from Burnley but never established himself in Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Injuries and the good form of other forwards meant Ings only made 25 appearances in all competitions for the Reds. He then joined Southampton on loan in 2018, before joining permanently the following season.
There have been some supporters wondering why City would go for the 28-year-old, and Wright thinks there is too much “disrespect” out there for Ings. In fact, the Arsenal legend believes the Southampton star would make an impact at Liverpool at the moment.
“I’ve got to mention [Danny] Ings – you see the link with [Manchester] City,” Wright said on Wrighty’s House podcast.
“The disrespect people are giving Danny Ings. Why are you doing that? He can press like Pep [Guardiola] would want him to and would stay in the areas to get chance upon chance.”
“Danny Ings has got himself into the England squad from a terrible injury which meant he couldn’t do what he wanted to do at Liverpool. It wasn’t his fault. Ings could get 25 goals in that City team at a canter.”
“[He has] got himself back and scoring goals at this level, making it look easy. Now he’s linked with Manchester City, who may not get their main target but need someone in who can finish chances.”
“How does that not make sense to people? When you’re talking about astute management and the recruitment at that level…look at Ings, if he was backing up Bobby Firmino now, he could link Liverpool’s attack now.”