Bradbury: Ings better off at Bournemouth

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Bournemouth boss Lee Bradbury is keen to hang on to talented youngster Danny Ings this summer.

The 18-year-old striker has been the subject of bids from Fulham and Crystal Palace, whilst Liverpool and Newcastle are also thought to be interested in the teenager.

Bradbury has stepped in to dissuade Ings from considering a move, and is hopeful the Cherries can hold on to their prized asset.

He said: “I have spoken to Danny and told him he needs to be playing games at his age. I had a similar situation when I was about three years older than him and clubs took a lot of interest in me.

“I went to Manchester City for big money, I probably should have had another season with Pompey.”

The manager imparted his wisdom to the youngster ahead of Bournemouth's upcoming campaign, with the south coast club chasing promotion once again after narrowly missing out in the play-offs last term.

“I think the best thing for Danny would be to concentrate and get his head down for another year or two. He is good enough to get a move later in life," added Bradbury.

“It is natural for a player’s head to be turned when a club like Fulham comes in for them. But they have got to look at the bigger picture and look to the future.

“I think staying here and playing week in, week out will further his career more than it would if he left and went into a development squad for a couple of years.

“At this moment in time, he is a Bournemouth player and I think this is the best place for him.”

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