Liverpool transfer windfall revealed as Aston Villa sign Ings
Aston Villa sign Danny Ings
Completely out of the blue on wednesday evening, Aston Villa announced that they had reached an agreement with Southampton for the signing of Danny Ings.
Welcome to Aston Villa, @IngsDanny! 🙌#WelcomeDanny
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) August 4, 2021
The striker had previously turned down a new contract at St. Mary’s, saying he wanted to test himself at a higher level, thought to mean Champions League clubs.
However, it proved to be Aston Villa, who finished just four places (and 12 points) ahead of Ings’ former club, that have snapped up the England international.
The fee, as revealed by The Athletic, came in at 30 million pounds, which is thought to be covered by the imminent sale of Jack Grealish to Manchester City.
Another £30million spent by #AVFC on Danny Ings.
They mean business, that’s for sure.
Will be fun to watch them this season.
Mings and Ings. Be careful commentators…
— Gregg Evans (@greggevans40) August 4, 2021
Liverpool set for transfer windfall
Another beneficiary of the deal that has seen Ings swap the South Coast for Villa Park are Liverpool.
Ings spent 3 years on Merseyside, but injury limited him to just 25 appearances for the Merseyside club. As a result, he joined Southampton for a fee of 25 million pounds in 2019. In addition to the fee, Liverpool were able to add a 20% sell on fee into the deal.
As such, Jurgen Klopp’s side will receive 6 million pounds from the 30 million pounds transfer fee, which could prove massive with the perceived need to stengthen ahead of the new campaign.
Liverpool have already raised funds through the sales of Taiwo Awoniyi, Harry Wilson and Marko Grujic, sold for a combined 27 million pounds (as per transfermarkt).
Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi is set to complete a £6.5m move to Union Berlin. Fee agreed, medical to take place later today.
Marko Grujic is also on his way out. The midfielder is in Portugal to finalise a move to FC Porto. #LFC
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) July 20, 2021
That, added to the six million pounds received from the Ings deal, could finally allow Klopp to begin strengthening his squad.