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Discussion in 'Southampton' started by - Doing The Lambert Walk, Oct 19, 2020.
I suspect we’ve offered 1+1 & he wants 2. It’s a tough £ world out there.
I’ve heard we’ve said £40m, which is high IMO. £30m is realistic for both.
They should put the agents on a % of the selling fee that way the selling club would get a much better deal.
I think that a 20+ goal PL Striker should command upwards of £50m irrespective of age and injury history personally.
£30m is way too low for a proven PL striker of Ings quality. Theres no way his value has only gone up £10m since he joined us. Strikers command big price tags, especially those proven in the PL. Ings is quality and we shouldn't sell ourselves short with him like we did with Mane. We took a risk signing Ings when we did and for the price we did, but it massivley paid off. I'm with Saints Alive, in an ideal world we should set it no lower than £50m. If its Champions League he wants, the Champions league clubs regularly pay £50m for players so I don't see it putting them off if they want him.
This is a good post. It needs bookmarking because if we do give him a 3 year contract and his legs only last 2 years, we don't want the 'stealing a living' remarks as Shane gets on twitter. Loyalty works two ways and most were delighted when Shane got an extension that guaranteed him seeing his career out with us.
At this time £40m is an acceptable compromise, I reckon the agent might be arguing/exploiting the likelihood the pandemic will drive fees down going forward. A low bargain fee maybe unhelpful for Ings, as £30m is benchwarmer outlay for English CL clubs/so called 'big six', a higher price may force them consider whether they really need him.
Ordinarily I would very much agree with you. If we sold Ings today for £30m, it would feel like we're massively being ripped off. But the point is that he only has 18 months left - we can't just stand firm and demand his true value, because otherwise we risk losing him for nothing. As low as £30m is, it's £30m more than nothing. Therefore, Ings holds at least as many cards as we do in this negotiation, if not more.
Beat me to it! They have a good understanding and enjoy working together. Hurry up Nathen c´mon.
Has he signed yet?
I like Bertrand and would be happy for him to stay. I think his performance levels have dropped slightly in the last year or so, but he is still a good option. With our financial troubles I would rather keep Bertrand for the next three years (give or take) and hope Vokins can make the step up. Saves us spending however many million on a new LB when Vokins may be the natural replacement given time.
Bertrand has also been studying the business side of football as he wants to move into the boardroom after his playing days. Maybe the club have a role of some sort for him here.
Posted at 14:3114:31
Mourinho plays down Ings links
Wycombe v Tottenham (Mon, 19:45 GMT)
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Jouse Mourinho says Tottenham do not need a new striker despite reports linking the club with a move for Southampton's Danny Ings, saying he is happy with Carlos Vinicius and Son Heung-Min as his back up forwards.
“We are not a team that needs a third striker because our third striker is Sonny," he said.
"We have the best, we are happy with Carlos. Ings I refuse to say any words about him because he is a Southampton player."
Spurs are after him then ...
Vardy is having a hernia op, so Leicester are rumoured to be in for Odsonne Eduard of Celtic. Doubt they'd be after Ings anyway, but that would put an end to any speculation linking them with him.
Oh fu*k. He’s after DI definitely
Shame, because I would love Edouard (particularly if Danny did move).
Worth a listen tomorrow.
Kinda most curious about Salisu
Hope Danny can focus properly on his game amongst this chatter.
An appropriate comment on our team could almost come from the late and great Ian Dury "We ain't half got some clever bastards"
Either that or Mourinho is an honourable man. What are the chances?