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Go For It Benitez – This Out-of-favour Liverpool Attacker Is Good Enough For Newcastle

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Why Newcastle United Is A Good Destination For Liverpool Striker Danny Ings

Newcastle United were interested in a summer move for Liverpool striker Danny Ings but the deal was not completed. With the January window fast approaching, reports have been linking Ings with a move to join Newcastle. Should Newcastle United sign Danny Ings though?

Newcastle were in the market for a dependable striker in the summer. Back then, a move for Ings could have proven to be extremely risky. Although the former Burnley hitman is a very decent centre-forward, his injury record does seem astounding. Ings, who managed 11 Premier League goals for the Clarets two seasons ago, has only started three league matches for the Reds despite spending two years at Anfield.

It was imperative for Newcastle to start strongly – which they have. However, had they signed Ings in the summer, their brilliant start could have been compromised due to the uncertainty surrounding the Liverpool man’s fitness. Thus, Rafa Benitez instead splashed the money on Joselu, who has proven to be a solid acquisition so far.

So far, Joselu has been a hard-working front man who maybe lacks a little extra quality, and with question marks over the futures of Gayle and Aleksandar Mitrovic, another striker may be wanted in January. Having said that, it might be time for Benitez to add greater depth up front with Joselu. Perhaps Newcastle could launch an attempt to land Ings in January, since it does seem like a deal that could benefit all parties.

A fresh move would give Ings the chance to prove that he can rise above his setbacks, while the sale would provide Liverpool with some extra money to strengthen their squad. Ings will be aware of the fact that he cannot expect a regular starting spot immediately, so Benitez will be relieved of some pressure. However, signing Ings would certainly provide the manager with the option of squad rotation.

With fixtures getting tougher ahead, Newcastle could most certainly make do with an extra option up front. Additionally, a change is likely to be good for Ings in his quest to stay fit in order to regain his lost form. If the 25-year-old can recapture the form that saw him smash 37 goals in his final two seasons for Burnley, then the pacey forward could be a smart addition for Newcastle in January.

Moreover, Ings would bring a lot of experience to the side if Newcastle manage to secure his signature. He has led a team through a promotion campaign, struggled through a relegation scrap, and has also played for a top-6 Premier League club. Good enough for Newcastle? Probably yes!