Danny Ings' transfer to Liverpool has hit yet another stumbling block, after his debut appearance for England against Lithuania on Monday night might have triggered a further £4 million in add-ons.
The Reds striker completed a move to Merseyside this summer on a Bosman transfer from Burnley, subject to a tribunal fee which could now considerably increase.
According to Sky Sports, due to the age of the former Clarets talisman being below 24, Liverpool were forced to offer some compensation to the Lancashire outfit on developmental grounds. However, their offered compensation of £6 million was swiftly rejected by Burnley, who believe his worth to be closer to £10 million.
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Ings finished top goalscorer for Burnley last season, scoring 11 league goals in 35 appearances during his first Premier League campaign. His efforts, though, did little to stop the Clarets from being relegated.
The striker's move to Liverpool has since been laudable, with three goals in eight appearances for the Reds and a goal against Everton two weeks ago in the Merseyside derby quickly alleviating his status at Anfield.
As a result of the 23-year-old's impressive form, former Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson handed the tricky forward his first England cap against Lithuania, replacing Harry Kane in the 59th minute.
His inclusion, though, is inclined to favour Burnley who will hope that his step up to the England squad will help increase their compensation.
Tottenham Hotspur's interest in the young forward will also be used to help increase their estimation - the Lilywhites had a £12 million transfer accepted before his contract ran out, but the offer was rejected by Ings as he favoured a move to Liverpool.
The record transfer fee for a tribunal in the UK is currently held by current Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge. His move to Chelsea from Manchester City was settled in January 2010 as the Blues were mandated to pay City an initial £6.5 million pounds.
The tribunal also ruled in favour of certain add-ons such as England and club appearances.
The tribunal date for Ings' fee has is yet to be set, but with the achievements stacking up for the now-England international it is feasible that the total transfer fee could well leapfrog the current record and rise well above £10 million.
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