Ex-Wolverhampton Wanderers wide man Michael Kightly has suggested his former side try sign Southampton striker Danny Ings – and some of the club’s supporters on social media have responded to claim he’s an unrealistic target.
Kightly believes that Wolves need to improve their options in attack if they can during the January transfer window and has picked out in-form Ings as the ideal target.
The English forward has already managed 16 goals in just 24 matches across all competitions this campaign, which has surely got him on Gareth Southgate’s radar for an international call-up.
““If Wolves could get in a player of his (Ings) ability that would be great and I think he’d do really well at Wolves. Problem is though, can you see Southampton selling him and what kind of money is he gonna go for?” Kightly told Love Sport Radio.
A selection of Wolves supporters on social media are convinced that Ings would be out of their reach in January and that they would be unable to snap him up.
The 27-year-old has had rotten luck with injuries during his career, but is in a purple patch of form right now and one of the standout players in the English top-flight.
Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy is the only player to score more league goals than him this season with 17, while Ings has managed an impressive 14 in the league.
Wolves were knocked out of the FA Cup third round by Manchester United on Wednesday night, but still have the league and Europa League to focus on in the second half of the season with a relatively thin squad.
Here are some Wolves fans responding to Kightly’s comments:
Got no chance.
Basically saying to Southampton would you take £45mil and go down or no money and stay up.
— SteC9 (@SteC9911) January 15, 2020
So many pointless ex-player interviews in the media these days. If he’s going to mention players we have no chance of signing, he may as well say Messi or Ronaldo.
— Rob Watson (@clicktosale) January 15, 2020
he won’t play 2nd fiddle to jimenez 🤷♂️ with Kane injured he has a chance of the England squad and needs to play
— Matt (@molineux4eva) January 15, 2020
Not going to happen for a number of reasons.
— James (@JaiwolfLee) January 15, 2020
He won’t leave Southampton anyway. It’s his boyhood club.
— Jas Manku (@JasManku77) January 15, 2020
Ings isn’t buyable this windows i thing south know they are going down if they sell him
— zakou amazigh (@zakou1005) January 15, 2020
Cos Southampton must be desperate to sell. What absolute garbage
— Julian Kear (@julianholigan) January 15, 2020