Southampton’s deadline day dealings maybe didn’t quite spark into life as the phrase suggests last night, but we did get a deal over the line late on for Liverpool striker Danny Ings.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) August 10, 2018
Having been linked with a potential move to the club for most of the summer, the 26-year-old does come to us on a loan deal that does include a permanent deal clause for next summer – whether that’s automatic based on games played or whether it’s our choice is the unknown quantity I believe.
With the £20million fee bandied around and claims of our reluctance to meet that, obviously whatever deal has been struck works for us.
With the deal going through late yesterday evening, Ings was with the group today to begin training and adjusting to his new colleagues and the clubs’ social media team posted up a little video of an effort he had in front of goal and it’s been well received by fans.
You've got a great hard working player, hope he stays fit for you and has a great season.
— Dan Shepherd (@TheCarteI) August 10, 2018
Stay fit Danny and have a good season wish you the best
— ❏.Lois.❏. (@Lois_1975) August 10, 2018
He's a class player and a top bloke. Hope he stays fit and brings you joy Saints fans.
— Chris (@WH33LZ1) August 10, 2018
Have a great season and hopefully injury free YNWA
— Paul Jackson (@23Jacko) August 10, 2018
We’re winning the league lads! #Saintsfc
— Elyounoussi (@RahilMajid) August 10, 2018
Honestly if he stays injury free, he'll be huge for Southampton
— Dylan Flaherty (@DylanFlaherty3) August 10, 2018
— BradkesbySFC???????????????????????????????? (@KesbyBrad) August 10, 2018
Awful defending ???? a few of those if he plays would be great ????
— steve (@steveking119) August 10, 2018
Not a bad introduction to training, now if he can do that in the first game we’ll all be laughing.