The signing of Danny Ings will cost Real Sociedad the sum of 200.000 euro. This sum of money will be paid to Burnley as a compensation fee, as stipulated by FIFA in situations when pre-agreement deals have been negotiated. Ings was flown to San Sebastian last weekend in a private jet paid by the Basque club and met with David Moyes as Burnley had no league or cup match.
Ings is out of contract in the summer and is not planning on renewing his deal with the English club and is looking for a move. La Real, and in particular David Moyes are anxious to secure the services of the player as part of his ongoing project at the Basque club.
Real Sociedad are aware of the interest being generated by the 22 year old and in this, his debut season in the Premier League, the Hythe born striker has scored on nine occasions. Apart from the well documented interest from Liverpool, Manchester United have also recently been tracking the fortunes of the player. This is the main reason for the La Liga side moving quickly as they want to have the deal secured before the season ends and this is what prompted them to fly Ings over at the weekend. During his time in San Sebastian, Moyes took time to explain to Ings his vision for the future of the club and explained the key role the player would have in the 2015/16 Real Sociedad squad. Real Sociedad’s offer would make Ings one of the clubs best paid players but would see him earn less than a move to either Liverpool or Manchester United.
The Basque club are openly negotiating the move with Ings’ agent, aware that they will also have to pay the FIFA compensation. It has been reported in the British media that Ings is set to earn a salary of four million euro per season, a figure that has been denied by sources that were contacted by AS involved in the operation. Ings’ signing is important for the future of David Moyes and his future project at the club. For starts that will cost 200.000 euro. From then on ….