Ex-Arsenal star believes Danny Ings would be hit by Aston Villa in Brighton


IAN WRIGHT thinks Aston Villa outsider Danny Ings would prove a hit if he joined albion

The former England international made £30million from Southampton to the Villans last summer and has been keen to continue the form that made him a hit at St Mary’s Stadium.

That dip in form has seen his name linked to a move from Villa Park this summer, with clubs including West Ham and Everton credited with an interest in his signature.

However, Wright believes a move to Albion could do wonders, adding he could be a 20-goal-a-season forward at Amex due to manager Graham Potter’s coaching skills.

Speaking on his podcast Wright’s House, the former Arsenal striker said: “I don’t remember seeing Brighton since Graham Potter was there and said ‘oh they don’t look right today, it’s not happening’.

“They are so well educated and well coached then they will do that (beat Man United) for a lot more teams. The only problem holding Brighton back is the chances they miss.

“I’ve always said if they have a Danny Ings, that type of striker, if they have a Danny Ings, if that type of player goes to Brighton then they get 20 goals.

“They score 20 goals, no question about how this team is trained.”

Albion currently have three veteran forwards in their squad in Danny Welbeck, Deniz Undav and Neal Maupay, all fighting for a place in the starting XI.

Three could become two, however, as Maupay has been linked with a move from the club, with Serie A’s Salernitana keen on signing the former Brentford forward for a fee of €15m.

If that move went through, Maupay would follow Albion man Aaron Connolly to Italy after the Irishman was loaned to Serie B side Venezia this summer.

Should that move come about, Albion could be looking for a replacement, although last season they made do with two veteran forwards and Leandro Trossard as a makeshift forward, adding young Evan Ferguson to the matchday squad if needed.

With Welbeck and Undav gone (should Maupay go), Potter could choose to do the same and avoid a move for Ings, despite Wright’s advice. Ex-Arsenal star believes Danny Ings would be hit by Aston Villa in Brighton

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