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Cherries desperate to keep hold of five-star striker

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Danny Ings is to be offered a more competitive contract at Bournemouth, for the fifth time in a year, as manager Lee Bradbury looks to hang on to the player being courted by a number of stellar clubs.

The 19-year-old has been monitored by the likes of Liverpool, Newcastle, Celtic and Fulham, who offered £400,000 for the player.

Bournemouth boss Bradbury has presented the striker with a renewed offer, even though Ings is already tied to the club for another three years.

He explained: “We met with Danny and his agent last week to offer him an improved contract and longer terms. We would like to reward him for his hard work over the past season. He has done superbly for me and for the club.

“We gave him a new contract in February and told him we would rip it up and give him another one if he carried on progressing and showing the promise he was at the time. He has done that and I am a man of my word and have offered him something new.”


 

The Cherries manager had previously told Ings that he should remain at the club, citing his own unsuccessful premature move to Manchester City as a football lesson.

He added: “He is still only a boy and is still growing. He takes the work we do with him very seriously so will progress, not only in football terms, but in stature as well. He has certainly come back looking stronger.

“The way he gets across people and creates chances for himself with his movement has been there for everyone to see. He links play well and has looked really sharp, both in games and in training.”

The offer is the fifth contract to be placed in front of Ings in just the last 12 months, but at one stage, the player’s career looked to have stalled.

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