Danny Ings: Premier League signing of the season?


Danny Ings: Premier League signing of the season?

Danny Ings scored twice as Southampton won 3-1 against Watford away from home on Sunday.


This double took his tally in the Premier League to a staggering 18 goals, just one goal away from the top scorer, Jamie Vardy.


Ings only signed permanently for Southampton at the start of the season, joining the Saints from Liverpool for €15 million , quite an expensive fee for a striker that was injury prone.


However, the Englishman had already proven himself worthy after an impressive loan spell at Southampton in 2018/19, where he scored seven league goals in 24 games, in a side that struggled throughout the whole season.


This season, Ings has been much more of a revelation, with a whopping 21 goals in 36 games in all competitions, and with 18 Premier League goals and two assists, Ings has participated in 48% of Southampton's league goals this season.


Ralph Hassenhuttl has changed the shape of the team to fit Ings dynamic play style, often being supported by a pacier striker, sometimes being Shane Long, on other occasions being Michael Obafemi, and possibly even Nathan Redmond.


Apart from this, Ings has also managed 1.2 dribbles per game, as well as an ambitious average of 2.4 shots per game.


His very impressive league tally has made him one of the most feared strikers in the league, taking the Saints to a very impressive 13th, considering they lingered in the relegation places for plenty of weeks at the start of the season.