Burnley star Danny Ings has revealed that he might be open to moving clubs at the end of the season, following interest from the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool.
The 22-year-old sensation has been linked with a host of clubs given that his contract at Turf Moor expires when the summer rolls around, but, as relayed by Daily Telegraph, he’s wary of making a jump that would see his career take a nose-dive.
The likes of Scott Sinclair, Jack Rodwell and Wilfried Zaha are just a few of the most recent examples of young players who have moved to big clubs only to find themselves wasting away on the bench and Ings is determined not to follow in their footsteps.
The striker insisted he wouldn’t rush into any decision, and wants to be handed assurances of a starting place before he commits his future to any other club.
"One thing I don't want to do is go somewhere and, not rot, but all of a sudden disappear for a while. Somewhere you don't really get a look-in. I always back myself and no matter what step I take next I want to well," he said.
"One thing I do want next year no matter where I am - and I don't know where that is going to be - is to work with a manager who is going to coach me and really develop me as a player. That's all you can ask for, to learn and be the best you can be. It is important that you do get football. A lot of other things can suck you in when it comes to moves and I am sure that has happened in the past to people.
"My main aim next year is, wherever I am, to play football and to enjoy it and develop. You don't want to have a good couple of years, come through the Championship, have a good first year in the Premier League and then not play in the Premier League for another year or so because that is a backward step.
His words offer little indication as to where he might opt for next, with United, Liverpool and Real Sociedad ranking amongst his most notable admirers. United could be in the market for a new forward given the waning form of Robin van Persie and the struggles endured by Radamel Falcao, whilst Liverpool could look to replace Mario Balotelli with a more potent upgrade.
The club Burnley will no doubt hope Ings opts for however is Sociedad, of course now managed by David Moyes, as it rules out the chance of the prolific youngster, who so far has nine Premier League goals to his name this term, coming back to punish them in the future.
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