In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Steve Howie, who has made 278 appearances during his career, believes the amount of injuries Danny Ings has received is what is holding him back from moving to a bigger club.
Ings has experienced a move to the top club once in his career when he left Burnley to join Liverpool, but injuries prevented him from spending time where he managed only 25 appearances in three seasons.
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Last season, Ings managed to remain uninjured and he showed what he is capable of after scoring 22 goals, which saw him finish as the second top scorer in the Premier League, just after Jamie Vardy.
Speaking about why Ings needs to be a strong player mentally and how injuries are holding him back to take the next step in his career, Howey said FFC exclusively:
“I I think sometimes when You have an injury, players I’m coming back mentally stronger and there is no doubting his mentally force and he is also a quality player.
“Iis he was not wounded such as often such as he was, I I think without being disrespectful to Southampton, he would be in a bigger club. “
This season, Ings was less effective in managing just 10 goals in 25 Premier League games, which saw Southampton fall to the table.
The £ 75,000-a-week striker is linked to a surprise move in Manchester City as they look for someone to replace Sergio Aguero, who is leaving at the end of the season.