Date: 9th August 2018 at 6:03pm
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Liverpool attacker Danny Ings is poised to join Southampton on a season-long loan, according to the Daily Mail.

The national newspaper claim that the forward who earns £60,000-a-week at Anfield (Source: Total Sportek) is set to complete a loan move to the Saints today, which includes an option for him to be permanently signed by the Premier League club next summer.

The Daily Mail report that despite the transfer window shutting at 5pm Thursday (Today), the Saints have until 7pm to finalise a deal as they have submitted the necessary paperwork.

OPINION

After looking like he was about to be stuck taking up room on the Reds’ bench, it seems Ings is on course to join a Premier League side this summer. The 26-year-old has had an injury-ridden time at Anfield and will be thrilled at the prospect of regularly featuring for a side in the upcoming campaign. The Saints are very likely to regularly play Ings as they’re in need of a forward who will boost their current attacking options. The 26-year-old fits the bill despite his previously poor injury record and if he manages to stay fit then he could soon be back to his best. It’s interesting that the Reds have settled to agreeing to a loan with a view to buy deal as it seemed they were previously holding out for a big-money offer. However given the Mail don’t state how much the Saints have agreed to pay if they want to sign him permanently, maybe the Reds will still get a huge fee for his services when it comes to get rid of him.