Wolves are reportedly ready to make a move for Aston Villa striker Danny Ings if they are willing to let him go.
According to the Mirror yesterday, Wanderers are ready to rival Everton for the 30-year-old.
Wolves, of course, have already moved for Matheus Cunha.
But the Brazilian is not an out-and-out striker, and it would seem Julen Lopetegui is keen to still bring in a more natural centre-forward.
Everton have apparently had a loan enquiry rebuffed by Villa.
Unai Emery is supposedly only open to selling the player.
Ings has been a peripheral figure so far since the Spaniard took over at Villa Park.
It is not clear how much Villa would ask for to sell. But Ings has 18 months left on his contract, so he likely wouldn’t break the bank.
But Villa likely aren’t about to make it easy for Wolves, knowing they need a goalscorer and given the rivalry.
And Ings is a goalscorer. He’s got 14 in 52 appearances for Villa which is nothing to shout home about. But at Southampton he was fairly clinical, scoring 46 in 100.
Danny Ings would be a great signing for Wolves
Ings would be a good addition for Wolves, although it does feel a bit unlikely given he is playing for Villa.
He’s a proven goalscorer in the Premier League, and will be hungry to prove himself having slipped down the pecking order at Villa.
His time at Villa since his £25 million move from Southampton has been slightly underwhelming. Despite that though, the club’s former manager Steven Gerrard was a big fan.
He said of him in May 2022 (Express & Star): “I think he is his own worst critic. I certainly wouldn’t read too much into that. He certainly hasn’t been underwhelming for me.
“That is not the way I see it. But I think that sums up Danny. He is very humble, very authentic and self-critical, which is probably the reason he’s played a good level his whole career and why when he is at it, you see a top quality player.”