2 Sep 2016

Transfer Stunner: Liverpool could've sold 'fantastic' £8m star for £20m but Klopp rejected the deal

After suffering a major injury in his debut season, Liverpool striker Danny Ings is yet to make a first-team appearance this season, yet despite his lack of game time, Ings' value appears to have skyrocketed.

In April, a tribunal ordered Liverpool to pay £8m for Ings (£6.5m fee plus add-ons), and eight clubs reportedly put in offers to sign the striker on transfer deadline day , with ESPN claiming:

"A source told ESPN FC that...One club even indicated that they would be willing to pay in excess of £20 million for Ings".

£20m+ for a Ings? It's madness, especially with his recent injury, and comparative lack of consistent goalscoring at the highest level.

It's hardly surprising, though. English players always come with massively inflated transfer fees, and after the influx of TV money this year, those prices will reach an even more ridiculous level (John Stones for £47m anyone?)

If this story is true, then Liverpool should've accepted the offer (IMO). £20m for an injured player who cost an initial £6.5m is a superb deal, but Klopp - who rates Ings as 'fantastic' - clearly put the stoppers on any transfer.


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