Danny Ings

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Let's be absolutely honest about all this, if we sign Kane or Haaland, we still need a competent back for when they are injured. If we get Kane, we're likely to need a decent backup for part of each season.

Let's be honest over the years, the Southampton scouts have a record of picking out some pretty decent players - Mane, Bale, Shaw, Van Dijk are some of the best. I am not saying Ings is at that level, but what I am saying is that the same scouts took a player who'd been injured a lot and sidelined at Liverpool and made him into a decent player. He's done VERY well to rescue his career in my opinion.

He's got 41 goals in 97 games for Southampton. They aren't a great team, but that is a superb ratio. He's not world class, but he's very good. He won't be our first choice in a CL final, but when you want to rest Kane against teams, this lad won't let us down.
 

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Let's be absolutely honest about all this, if we sign Kane or Haaland, we still need a competent back for when they are injured. If we get Kane, we're likely to need a decent backup for part of each season.

Let's be honest over the years, the Southampton scouts have a record of picking out some pretty decent players - Mane, Bale, Shaw, Van Dijk are some of the best. I am not saying Ings is at that level, but what I am saying is that the same scouts took a player who'd been injured a lot and sidelined at Liverpool and made him into a decent player. He's done VERY well to rescue his career in my opinion.

He's got 41 goals in 97 games for Southampton. They aren't a great team, but that is a superb ratio. He's not world class, but he's very good. He won't be our first choice in a CL final, but when you want to rest Kane against teams, this lad won't let us down.
We don’t need to sign a backup. Ferran is there, we played most parts of this season without a striker and then delap can be last resort. I didn’t even mention Jesus because I assume he might be leaving but there is still a huge possibility he goes nowhere
 

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We don’t need to sign a backup. Ferran is there, we played most parts of this season without a striker and then delap can be last resort. I didn’t even mention Jesus because I assume he might be leaving but there is still a huge possibility he goes nowhere
I think that's a fair point, however I would be very surprised if Jesus or Torres would get a similar goals ratio at Southampton.

I'm not saying either Jesus or Torres are "bad" players, but Jesus plays better as a wide left forward for me. I also like his physicality but I just don't think he's a good enough as a centre forward and his habit of getting caught offside infuriates me! Torres is still a couple of years off for me, but I do think he has the potential to be very, very good.

As I said, I'm not saying Ings is a world beater but I think he would be a better centre forward than Jesus or Torres this season.
 

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Let's be absolutely honest about all this, if we sign Kane or Haaland, we still need a competent back for when they are injured. If we get Kane, we're likely to need a decent backup for part of each season.

Let's be honest over the years, the Southampton scouts have a record of picking out some pretty decent players - Mane, Bale, Shaw, Van Dijk are some of the best. I am not saying Ings is at that level, but what I am saying is that the same scouts took a player who'd been injured a lot and sidelined at Liverpool and made him into a decent player. He's done VERY well to rescue his career in my opinion.

He's got 41 goals in 97 games for Southampton. They aren't a great team, but that is a superb ratio. He's not world class, but he's very good. He won't be our first choice in a CL final, but when you want to rest Kane against teams, this lad won't let us down.
Actually a good post this.
 
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