Magpies hoping to lure Danny Ings away from Burnley.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew, along with his much lauded chief scout Graham Carr, have decided on their central transfer target for the January transfer window according to the Star, with in form young Burnley striker Danny Ings the man that they want to bring to St. James’ Park.
Ings was once again impressive leading the line for Burnley this weekend as they picked up a crucial Premier League victory over Southampton, the club that released Ings as a schoolboy, although it was his striker partner Ashley Barnes who struck the fatal blow against Ronald Koeman’s side.
After the former Bournemouth man scored the goals that helped Sean Dyche to return Burnley to the top flight of English football last season, Ings saw the beginning of his campaign disrupted by injury, but his return to the Clarets’ side has coincided with an upturn in form that has seen them rise off the bottom of the Premier League table.
Despite a fine run of form under Alan Pardew, Newcastle lack striking options beyond in form duo Papiss Cisse and Ayoze Perez, meaning that they could well target another attacker in the January transfer – with Ings potentially available for a bargain fee due to his contract situation.