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Approach to sign Ings knocked back

| 04/01/2023 40comments  |  Jump to last

Everton have had an offer to sign striker Danny Ings on loan from Aston Villa rejected, with reports suggesting the Birmingham club will only countenance cash offers.

The Blues are desperately seeking striking reinforcements as they bid to improve on a record of just three Premier League wins in 18 games but remain hampered by budget restrictions that have them testing the loan market in the early part of January.

Ings is said to have interested a number of clubs who could yet attempt to sign him on a permanent basis this month.

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Joseph Terrence
1 Posted 04/01/2023 at 22:39:38
He'd give us something we haven't had in years, clever movement in and around the box.
Mike Morgan
2 Posted 04/01/2023 at 22:45:20
Ings, would be a great signing. He could play with Calvert-Lewin or cover when he is injured. May even make Calvert-Lewin play for his place.

Some may not like the Liverpool connection but these are desperate times.

Mike Price
3 Posted 04/01/2023 at 22:50:20
Should have signed him years ago, he's 10 times better than Calvert Lewin.

We are the worst-run club on the planet. Show any other club that's spent 50% of what we have in the last 5 years and are in the relegation zone, with no saleable assets and absolute clowns on life-changing contracts that we couldn't give away!

If we resign Iwobi, we deserve the Championship!

Shane Corcoran
4 Posted 04/01/2023 at 23:29:38
Exactly Mike. Another one missed.
Eddie Dunn
5 Posted 04/01/2023 at 23:50:41
EFC wanted to loan him but Villa of course wanted to sell. He would be just what we need, he can hold it up, he can sniff a chance.

He could play with Dom or with Maupay or even alone.
What's not to like?

Jeff Armstrong
6 Posted 04/01/2023 at 23:55:48
Ings scored a good goal tonight so he’s now in Emery’s mind, he won’t be going anywhere this window.
Kieran Kinsella
7 Posted 05/01/2023 at 00:38:21
It smacks of a classic Kenwright phantom bid. If legit why not call up before the window like other clubs?

Why let the new manager there settle in and pick him first? And why would Villa, who aren't great, loan out a good striker who could command a fee?

Gavin Johnson
8 Posted 05/01/2023 at 02:55:48
He's 30 now, but I wouldn't care. We need a proven goal scorer and he is it, but can we spend the £20M or so fee they would be asking??

I think we'll have to, and then flog Pickford or Gordon in the summer before the financial year ends.

Christine Foster
9 Posted 05/01/2023 at 03:06:15
When I saw Ingds had scored for villa last night I immediately wished we had him instead of Maupay..swap anyone?
Ed Prytherch
10 Posted 05/01/2023 at 03:53:45
It is unlikely that we can pay up front for any striker worth having. We got Maupay and McNeil on the drip and we could not get Cornet because Burnley wanted cash on the barrelhead.

We have to sell before we can buy. It is a pity that we have £25M tied up to Moise Kean. Simms is our new striker.

Ian Bennett
11 Posted 05/01/2023 at 07:53:37
McNeil, Maupay, Doucoure, Coady, Tarkowski, Gana, Allli, now Ings.

This isn't scouting. This sitting on the shiter, smoking a fag, thumbing a Rothman's Guide 1970s style.

Our methods, like our board, are 50 years out of date. We've been left behind.

Colin Glassar
12 Posted 05/01/2023 at 08:11:48
Spot on, Ian.

Our so-called scouting appears to be non-existent.

Jim Bennings
13 Posted 05/01/2023 at 08:13:32
Ings would be perfect.

We need a short-term fix, à la in the Kevin Campbell mould back in 1999.

No point signing Manchester United kid reserves like Elanga that won't kick a ball hardly.

We need to hit hard and fast... now!

Brian Murray
14 Posted 05/01/2023 at 08:30:57
Ian @11.

We have never been strong or savvy with scouting. I remember them shower had a scout called Geoff Twentyman, we had Harry Cooke. They found Keegan Neal Heighway etc; we ended up with duds like Bernie Wright, Seargent, Belfit and so on, so it's nothing new ,mate.

Strange but true: every seaside town had a lot of exiled Evertonians living there as it was a terrible decade for us.

I still say it's pathetic if, in this 6 weeks, Ings is all they can come up with. I was hoping it would be third time lucky with Thelwell. But he's mad a bad start with McNeil and Maupay.

Paul Hewitt
15 Posted 05/01/2023 at 09:00:24
We have known we have needed a striker since end of September, and all they have come up with is a loan for Danny ings.

Joke of a club. Relegation is what this club and owners deserve. Hope Moshiri loses a fortune then.

James Newcombe
16 Posted 05/01/2023 at 09:22:51
Ings is a very decent striker who we should have signed years ago.

But in true Everton fashion, we show interest when he's 30, has a long injury record, and wouldn't be cheap.

Mick Roberts
17 Posted 05/01/2023 at 09:49:38
OMG... is this all our scouting team can come up with?

If so, just fuck off and join another clueless twat in Lampard in the unemployment department.

Kunal Desai
18 Posted 05/01/2023 at 09:58:00
Firstly, Danny Ings is not going to solve anything unless you bring in creativity.

Secondly, I don't think he's that stupid to come to a joke shop of a club.

Brian Wilkinson
19 Posted 05/01/2023 at 10:28:48
The two strikers I hoped Everton would get over the last two seasons: Batshuayi and ings.

Would still take Ings now; I doubt Villa would sell though.

Gerry Morrison
20 Posted 05/01/2023 at 12:30:27
He knows where the net is; which is more than can be said for the shower we are relying on at the moment.
Matthew Williams
21 Posted 05/01/2023 at 13:00:33
Yeah, he knows where the old onion bag is but so does Pukki at Norwich.

I'd rather have him, shocking scouting at our club sadly... always come up with the same old British names or useless foreigners.

Keith Gleave
22 Posted 05/01/2023 at 13:15:23
I thought that Lampard and Thelwell met to sort transfers?

They obviously didn't get very far as nothing was ready for the start of the window and the scattergun appears to be out again.

Colin Glassar
23 Posted 05/01/2023 at 18:59:15
Not since Howard Kendall Mk 1 have we had a decent scouting system. Moyes was hit and miss. We have no imagination, ambition or foresight when it comes to finding hidden gems. I thought Lampard might raid the Chelsea academy but not even that.

I bet anyone a million quid none of these dickheads have a shortlist of targets. They probably read news now to find out that Alfredo Betancourt from the Colombian 3rd division side, Cocaleros de Medellin, has scored, on average, 40 goals a season for the last 19 years.

[Alfredo is 52 and is a figment of my imagination.]

Fran Mitchell
24 Posted 05/01/2023 at 19:52:17
I always thought he's a very good player and one we should have signed years ago.

He could just be the 'Kevin Campbell' type signing we so desperately need. But he could equally arrive, play poorly for 2 games, then get injured and miss the rest of the season.

Tony Everan
25 Posted 06/01/2023 at 13:29:30
I like Ings, but £25M for a good standard journeyman player who is 30, 31 in July, is over the top. Half of that figure would be expensive considering zero resale value.

He would have been a shrewd choice for striker with some goalscoring pedigree in the summer, rather than spending the £20M on McNeil. Villa know we are desperate, therefore the inflated fee.

Duncan McDine
26 Posted 06/01/2023 at 14:15:45
I’d like to see Ings in a Blue shirt - if nothing else than to stop him scoring against us.

Got me wondering who our “bogey players” have been over the years.

Les Ferdinand and Shearer seemed to always score against us (unless my memory fails me)… who else always upped their game when facing Everton? (we needn’t mention some of ‘them’ if it’s too painful).

Joe McMahon
27 Posted 06/01/2023 at 14:22:15

Ian Wright and Jermaine Defoe.

2 things about Ings, he is very injury-prone now and yet again his best days are past him. We must learn from past mistakes.

And please no one say "Well, Andy Gray did okay..." — that was 40 years ago.

Brian Murray
28 Posted 06/01/2023 at 14:24:28

Back in the day ('70s), Peter Noble, the baldy Burnley player. Willie Carr at Coventry, Kenny Hibbert at Wolves, Ray Train at Carlisle Utd. Viv Busby at Fulham.

Not sure how often but very damaging. There again we make most forwards look like Gerd Muller

Duncan McDine
29 Posted 06/01/2023 at 14:36:08
Good shouts there Joe.

Brian – Gerd Muller was the only name I recognised (rare for me to feel ‘too young' these days so thanks).

Come to think of it, I bet Harry Kane has notched a fair few against us.

Christopher Timmins
30 Posted 06/01/2023 at 14:37:24
Crazy paper talk, in my opinion, although Everton do like to buy players with a history of injuries.
Brian Murray
31 Posted 06/01/2023 at 14:43:17

I'm very much a disturbed '70s child with only one sunny day in October 1978 to look back on. Andy King vs them shower.

Duncan McDine
32 Posted 06/01/2023 at 15:18:38
I can empathise, Brian. I was a shade too young to enjoy the '80s, so the sunny day for me would be the '95 FA Cup Final.

Just imagine what it's like for the poor buggers born since then… and to think that I'm bringing up my girls to support Everton (don't tell Social Services).

Robert Tressell
33 Posted 07/01/2023 at 12:38:08
The Wahi rumours seem to have been replaced with Terem Moffi rumours. Another talented young striker in the French league.

It's hard to predict what's going to happen but today's hunch is that Lampard stays and we do get the new striker we need.

Moffi is a good bet - a bit bigger, older and stronger than Wahi and hopefully no sexual misdemeanours.

Lorient have a few young players of real class who would improve our side. Moffi is one of them.

Justin Doone
34 Posted 10/01/2023 at 22:46:24
Loan or nothing. I'm happy with nothing. Is he better than what we have. Not worth the hassle in my opinion.
Gary Johnson
35 Posted 19/01/2023 at 11:11:17
Deal agreed for Ings with West Ham today.

What's the bets on who scores the winner on Saturday??

Fate is in play, and we are its target now. Like final destination, it's annoyed we escaped death last season.

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