Southampton have confirmed the signing of Liverpool FC forward Danny Ings on a season-long loan deal.
The 26-year-old former Burnley forward has endured a tough time with the Merseyside Reds since joining them back in 2015, with a series of injuries resulting in him making only 14 Premier League appearences.
Crystal Palace and Cardiff City were among the sides to have shown interest in former England international forward over the summer, however, the Saints have now secured his signature on a loan deal with an option to make his switch permanent next season for £20m.
“There was significant competition for Danny, with a lot of clubs keen to complete a deal for him, so we’re clearly delighted that he chose to join us,” said Southampton manager Mark Hughes.
“We have admired him for some time now, not only for his ability, but also his character and personality, which we feel will be an ideal fit in our dressing room. He’s obviously a local boy, who gives us another excellent option up front.
“He didn’t get to play as much as he would have liked at Liverpool, but he has been injury-free for some time now and has a real point to prove.
“It’s a great boost for us on the eve of the season to bring another quality player into the squad, and we’re excited about what he can bring to the group.”
Danny Ings has found back of the net 38 times in 122 league games for the Clarets, including 11 in 35 in the Premier League.