Report: Everton plot swoop for long-term Newcastle target, club set to offload player in January
By Aramide Oladipo
Everton are interested in making a sensational move for Liverpool striker Danny Ings, according to a report.
Sports outlet TeamTalk reports that the Reds are prepared to offload the 25-year-old on loan when the transfer window reopens at the turn of the year and the Toffees are one of a number of clubs keen to acquire his services.
The report claims that fellow Premier League side Newcastle United have been long-term admirers of the forward.
Top-flight clubs Southampton, Watford and Crystal Palace are all reportedly in the race to land Ings in January.
A number of Championship club have also expressed their interest in taking the forward on loan but it is understood that the player is desperate to continue plying his trade in the Premier League this season.
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The report also claims that England national manager Gareth Southgate has told the player that his chances of featuring in next year’s World Cup in Russia would improve if he manages to get himself amongst the goals this season.
Since securing a permanent move to Anfield two years ago, Ings has struggled with a number of injuries which has seen him feature for the Reds on 12 occasions.
The striker currently has three years remaining on his contract at Anfield.
Football Insider verdict
It will be extremely intriguing to see whether Liverpool will be open to negotiating a potential deal with their local rivals over Danny Ings during the January transfer window. It could potentially turn out to be a great move for Everton as they are in desperate need of attacking talent despite splashing a lot of money over the summer to acquire forward-thinking players. The Reds would preferably want Ings to play at St James’ Park but it all comes down to where the player feels he can make the desired impact and put himself back in contention to feature for the England national squad.
In other Everton news, the club are reportedly lining up a move for this Newcastle United senior man.