Southampton striker Danny Ings is close to agreeing on a new long-term contract with the club.
And, as expected, the news has gone down a treat with the Saints faithful.
According to the reliable David Ornstein of The Athletic, Southampton are confident of extending the 28-year-old’s current deal at St Mary’s, the one he signed when he made his move permanent just last year.
Ornstein reports that talks are ongoing over the duration of fresh terms and whether or not a release clause will be included in a new deal.
It didn’t take long for the exciting update to make its way across social media, with these Saints fans providing their immediate reactions.
Twitter: @SouthamptonPage @David_Ornstein @TheSaintsFCBlog @LHarrisSFC @SFCDell_ivery This is the sort of thing I want to read on a Monday morning. (@Southampton_82)
Twitter: A new long term deal for Danny Ings you say?
I’ve had worse starts to Monday morning’s.
#SaintsFC https://t.co/igOM5dEOMu (@saintspins)
Twitter: Danny Ings supposed to sign a new long term contract with #saintsfc in the coming weeks! … https://t.co/eYOltsxm6b (@Gion_Swiss)
Twitter: Danny Ings js about to sign a new deal . #SaintsFC https://t.co/qjwtA3PjLx (@markssaintsblog)
Twitter: @lukeosman_ Thats amazing! (@NickWilts86)
Excellent news…however I don’t like the idea of a release clause. 😇
— Andy Haylor (@AndrewHaylor5) October 19, 2020
Twitter: @SouthamptonFC @theowalcott Announce Ings new contract (@book_perez)
Ings has already netted four league goals in five appearances this season, with his latest coming in the 3-3 draw with Chelsea on Saturday.