Aston Villa sign Danny England striker Danny Ings from Southampton on a three-year contract for £25 million.
Danny Ings, 29, is Villa’s fourth signing of the summer after Leon Bailey, Emiliano Buendia and Ashley Young.
He has scored 46 goals in 100 appearances for Southampton after joining from Liverpool in 2018.
Villa manager Dean Smith said: “Danny is an outstanding Premier League footballer who scores goals wherever he plays.
He is also a top professional with a great character. Who will lead our team and set a role model for our rapidly evolving academy players. Who are now in and around the first team.”
Danny Ings, who is entering the final year of his contract. With St Mary’s, turn down a four-year contract offer in July. That would make him the club’s best-paying player as he seeks to test himself at a higher level.
The striker’s four-year spell at Liverpool was hamper by two major knee injuries. That cost him more than a year on the pitch.
Gareth Southgate’s England
After being in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for matches in September and October, Ings’ chances of building the squad. For Euro 2020 have been hamper by ongoing issues. Including a positive Covid test.
He arrive at the villa Park while Jack Grealish midfielder closes in on a move away from the club. With Manchester City closing in on a £100 million deal for the England international.
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl says he will be able to use the money earned for Ings to strengthen his squad.
“We have had some amazing players in the last couple of years. Who have help us a lot in staying in the league,” the Austrian said. “He has not decided to sign a new contract with us. He decided to go elsewhere. This is his right.”
“We got a lot of money for him, with only a year left. (According to his contract. So I think it is a deal where we only have winners from all sides.
“We can replace him. and we have to replace him To get players who can score goals for us.”