Aston Villa star offered to Manchester United

Danny Ings
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Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign Aston Villa striker Danny Ings this summer as back-up to Cristiano Ronaldo, according to a report on Manchester Evening News.

Ings only moved to Aston Villa from Southampton last summer, but has now been made available for sale by Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard.

Aston Villa paid Southampton £26million to sign 29 year old Danny Ings in the summer of 2021 and will hope to recoup the money spent.

The former Liverpool and Southampton frontman, who has two years left to run on his contract, scored 7 goals for Aston Villa in the Premier League last season.

In 2020-21, he bagged 13 goals in 33 matches for Southampton – demonstrating his usual high standards.

Southampton, Brighton and Bournemouth have all indicated interest in signing the 29 year old striker but it isn’t yet known if Manchester United will be making a move for the striker.

Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard intends to bring in at least one new forward this summer according to 90min, which would push Ings further down the Villa Park pecking order with Ollie Watkins often preferred up front.

Ings admitted that he viewed his first season at Villa Park as ‘up and down’ after struggling to find rhythm due to injuries – but Steven Gerrard disagreed.

Last month, Gerrard said : “In terms of Danny Ings and what we think of him and how important he is to us, I don’t have to answer that question. I think it goes without saying.

“We love the kid, we love the player. He is very much part of our thoughts.

“When he is firing without these niggles and his focus is on the game he is a big threat for Aston Villa. I think he has proved that.”

Meanwhile, another media outlet Stretty News has denied claims Danny Ings has been offered to Manchester United.

It is believed Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is keen on signing a young forward and 29 year old Danny Ings isn’t what Ten Hag wants.

Let us know in the comments section if you think Ings would be a good back-up option for United?

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