Clarets ace Ings ignoring speculation

Danny Ings celebrates putting Burnley ahead on the final day with Scott Arfield, scorer of the Clarets' equaliser in the 2-2 draw
Danny Ings celebrates putting Burnley ahead on the final day with Scott Arfield, scorer of the Clarets' equaliser in the 2-2 draw

Championship player of the year Danny Ings isn’t taking any notice of speculation linking him with a move away from Turf Moor.

The 21-year-old, who was hoping to win his third cap for the England Under 21s against Wales at Swansea last night, has been linked with a string of clubs during a breakthrough season in which he netted 26 goals for the Clarets.

The likes of Everton, Arsenal, Southampton, Liverpool and Tottenham have all been reported to have an interest in the Winchester-born striker, who the club are hoping to tie down to an extended contract.

Ings, who is about to enter the last year of his deal, having signed for a fee of around £1m in the summer of 2011, said of the rumours: “I don’t need to handle it. I’m just enjoying my football. I’ve still got a year left on my contract and I’m a player for Burnley Football Club.

“I love it here so I’m just going to concentrate on that. It’s a family club and a great club to play for.

“It’s a fantastic club. And I’m so proud of the lads and how well they’ve done this season.

“I live quite locally so I see a lot of fans and they show their appreciation for the whole team, not just me, and it’s a great feeling to be a part of that.

“There are no egos at this club. Everyone’s in it together, it’s like one big family.”

And after helping fire Burnley into the Premier League, he is eagerly anticipating testing himself against the best: “It’s the best league in the world.

“I’m really looking forward to it. It’s every lad’s dream to play there and that first game is going to be unbelievable.

“It’s going to be a great feeling and I’m going to enjoy every moment of it.”

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