Liverpool agree deal to sign Burnley forward Danny Ings

Danny Ings celebrates
Image: Danny Ings celebrates scoring a goal for Burnley and is now moving to Liverpool

Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign striker Danny Ings from relegated Burnley.

Ings has agreed personal terms and will move to Anfield on July 1 after his contract expires, subject to passing a medical.

He has opted for Merseyside despite interest from Tottenham, who had been willing to pay £12m for Ings in order to discuss a transfer with him provided the bid was accepted.

Burnley are due a compensation fee for the player because he is under 24 but they have rejected Liverpool’s undisclosed offer and talks are ongoing as the clubs bid to reach a settlement.

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If they are unable to do so, the amount will be determined by the Premier League, who would have to form a compensation committee to deal with the case.

Danny Ings showing his skills on Soccer AM in his Bournemouth academy days.

Bournemouth, Ings’ previous club, will also be due a small amount for the part they played in his development as a teenager before he left in 2011.

The 22-year-old scored 21 times in the 2013/14 season to help Burnley win promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs.

He then netted 11 times in 35 appearances last season and although his goals were not enough to keep the Lancashire club up, his performances have earned him praise.

Ings, capped nine times for England at U21 level and having scored four goals, has also been tipped for a call-up to Roy Hodgson’s full squad.

Danny Ings of Burnley waves to fans
Image: Danny Ings will wave goodbye to Burnley for Liverpool on July 1

The striker becomes Liverpool’s second signing of the summer after James Milner agreed to join them from Manchester City last week.

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