July 1, 2019 / 5:07 PM / 19 days ago

Southampton sign Ings on permanent deal from Liverpool

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Southampton v Arsenal - St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, Britain - December 16, 2018 Southampton's Danny Ings celebrates at the end of the match Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley

(Reuters) - Southampton have signed striker Danny Ings from Liverpool on a permanent deal after an impressive loan spell at St Mary’s, the Premier League club said on Monday.

Ings joined the south coast side on a season-long loan in August 2018, and the club on Monday said it has now signed the player on a three-year deal.

British media reported the Saints paid Liverpool 20 million pounds for the 26-year-old.

Ings, who scored seven league goals in 24 games with the Saints last season, reported back at their training base for the first day of pre-season on Monday and said he was happy with the move.

"It feels good," Ings, who has one England cap to his name, told the club website here

“Obviously being here for a season already, I felt like it was very up and down for me personally, with a few niggles and small injuries, and that was off the back of not having a strong pre-season.

“Now I’ve signed permanently, I feel great. I’ve looked after myself over the summer, and I’m just raring to go for the new season.”

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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