English striker Danny Ings has sealed a loan move to Premier League side Southampton from last season’s Champions League finalists, Liverpool.
Ings, 26, joins the Saints on a season-long loan deal from fellow top flight side Liverpool ahead of a permanent move next summer.
He becomes the club’s fifth signing of the transfer window after Mohamed Elyounoussi, Angus Gunn, Stuart Armstrong and Jannik Vestergaard.
Danny Ings endured an injury-ravaged spell with the Reds after signing from Burnley in July 2015.
The attacker scored 4 goals in 25 appearances despite suffering two serious knee injuries.
While speaking about Danny Ings’ and his decision to sign for his boyhood club, manager Mark Hughes told the Southampton website that the Saints fought off “significant competition” to land him.
He said: “We have admired him for some time now, not only for his ability, but also his character and personality, which we feel will be an ideal fit in our dressing room.”
“He’s obviously a local boy, who gives us another excellent option up front.” Hughes concluded.