Southampton sign Liverpool’s Ings on initial loan with obligation to buy


ESPN FC’s Craig Burley appreciates what Liverpool did in the summer transfer window, but feels Man United were disappointing.

LIVERPOOL — Southampton have completed the signing of Liverpool’s Danny Ings from on an initial season-long loan with an obligation to buy the striker on a permanent deal.

Ings will spend the 2018-19 campaign on loan at Southampton before a £20 million transfer kicks in on July 1, 2019, a source has told ESPN FC.

The source added that the fee will include £18m guaranteed with a further £2m in add-ons based on appearances. Liverpool also have inserted a 20 percent sell-on clause.

The move was confirmed on Thursday evening, having went down to the wire on transfer deadline day.

Southampton submitted a deal sheet just prior to the Premier League’s 5 p.m. deadline, granting them an extra two hours to finalise a switch.

Ings, who has signed a four-year contract at St. Mary’s, has been desperate for regular game-time after an injury-ravaged spell at Liverpool.

Manager Jurgen Klopp did not want the striker to leave Liverpool, but was understanding of his desire for game-time and willing to sanction a move.

Ings made 25 appearances for Liverpool, scoring on four occasions, following his free transfer from Burnley in July 2015.

The Reds ended up paying up to £8m in compensation due to the player’s age at the time of the move.





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