Currently out injured with a cruciate ligament rupture, Danny Ings has just become the most expensive player to have his value decided at a transfer tribunal when it was announced that Liverpool will have to pay Burnley up to £8m in compensation.
The 23-year-old centre forward signed for English football giants Liverpool ostensibly on a free transfer from Burnley as his contract ended, Liverpool knowing that they would face a tribunal fee due to his age.
That fee was settled today after deliberations by the Professional Football Compensation Committee (PFCC) during their hearing in Manchester on Tuesday, where the Liverpool Echo said that the Anfield outft would “discover in the next 48 hours” how much they would be exected to pay for the exciting youngster, scorer of three goals in eight appearances for the Reds before his season-ending injury.
The fee that Liverpool will have to pay is not that far removed from their initial valuation of the forward, Liverpool valuing Ings at around £6m. The ‘up to £8m’ compensation fee is made up of an initial £6.5m payment plus a further £1.5m in potential add-ons for the Winchester-born player – this could prove even more lucrative for the Clarets as there is also a 20% sell-on clause tacked on.
Ings came to prominence during the 2013/14 season when his 21 goals and five assists were crucial in helping Lancastrians Burnley achieve promotion to the Premier League. Burnley were relegated after a single season in the top flight but Ings caught the eye with a series of good performances that resulted in 11 Premier League goals ad four assists during the 2014/15 campaign.
The 23-year-old, who has one England cap to his name after an appearance against Lithuania, is close to a training comeback for the Reds after a six-month injury layoff.