• Pete @ManCityOracle

A Danny Ings move to the Etihad becomes all the more likely?

A recent spree of reports have once again gained traction for a Danny Ings move to Manchester City.

Image from Football.London. Yes, the Danny Ings rumours have once again picked up pace though the fans' response seems to be very much a 'no thank you'. Danny Ings has refused to sign a new contract and many of the Southampton seniors are signalling alarm bells.

Ralph Hassenhuttl delivered an update on Danny Ings' contract situation:

"We need this player, we want him to play for us...he's our player for another year, we paid a lot of money for him. When we brought him here, we invested a lot to get him to the highest level and how he is at the moment. We stuck with him with all these injuries he had, gave him the time to recover, gave him the time to perform." - Ralph Hassenhuttl.

Striker wise Man City have been most linked to Harry Kane but the proposed move to the Etihad is said to be 'dead' and City have registered their interest in 28-year-old Danny Ings instead, according to Football Insider writer, Kevin Phillips.

Image from Eurosport.

Ings is said to be 'holding out' for either Manchester United or Man City to come in for him this summer. TalkSPORT’s transfer correspondent, Alex Crook, said:

“If a big team comes in for him and that hasn’t happened. I should stress that there hasn’t been a single enquiry. He’s got his sights set on Man City or Man City, I’m not sure either of those clubs are going to start banging on the door.” - Alex Crook.

Many Man City fans believe he wouldn't be an ideal replacement for Aguero nor would he be the marquee signing that chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak has hinted at, but instead could dent City’s ambition to win the Champions League after coming so close this year. It's no doubt that Ings could fit into the City team and also give our formation versatility and maybe even score 20-30 goals in the City team, though City have other younger options who offer the same thing.

Written by Pete/@ManCityOracle. Display image from The Telegraph.