Danny Ings will not start at Manchester United, warns former Southampton midfielder Carlton Palmer.
Ings is currently being linked with a move to Old Trafford, with The Telegraph reporting earlier this month that the Red Devils are looking to bolster their forward options and have identified the 28-year-old as a target.
Southampton risk losing Ings on a free transfer next summer, with his contract set to expire then, which could force them into a sale now.
With the same outlet having also previously reported on the striker’s desire to play in the Champions League, the above is something Ings could end up pushing for. Palmer, however, is not convinced that a move to Manchester United would be good for him.
“I don’t think he starts at Man United,” the ex-Southampton player exclusively told FFC. “He doesn’t start at Man United. He may start at Spurs if [Harry] Kane goes.
“But I worry about Danny. For me, he misses a lot of football games through injuries. He scores goals and, you know, that’s a fact.
“But the type of money that he’s going to want, you need to be more convinced that he’s going to be on the football pitch a lot longer than what he is.”
Indeed, in terms of getting regular minutes, Tottenham, should they lose Kane, would probably be a much better avenue for Ings.
Having finished the season as their top scorer once again, though, Southampton will still be hoping that they can keep hold of the England international.