Robbie Blake believes that moving to Spain would be wrong for Danny Ings’s career
Former Burnley striker Robbie Blake has urged Danny Ings to stay in England this season and ignore interest from abroad including that of David Moyes’s Real Sociedad reports the Lancashire Telegraph.
“It would be a shame if he did go to Real Sociedad in my opinion because it wouldn’t further his career,” Blake said.
Ings has returned nine goals for Burnley in the Premier League so far this season, but it appears unlikely even if the Clarets stay up, that Ings will still be at the club at the start of next season.
Blake, whose most famous goal for the club came when he volleyed home a winner against Manchester United at Turf Moor in Burnley’s only other Premier League season, believes that for the 22-year-old’s career to continue to develop, he would need to stay in the Premier League.
“He needs to move on and go to a top team in the Premier League this summer, a club like Liverpool or Tottenham,” he added.
If Ings were to sign a pre-contract deal with David Moyes’s side, Burnley would only be due around £200,000 in compensation. But if he were to stay in England, the figure would rise to around £3m.