Journeyman striker and former England worldwide Danny Ings joined Aston Villa from Southampton on a three-year deal on Wednesday, the Premier League membership introduced.
The 29-year-old arrives on the identical day Villa introduced the signing of Jamaican striker Leon Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen on a deal operating till 2025.
With Villa bracing themselves to lose captain Jack Grealish to Manchester Metropolis for a British document £100million (117m euros), boss Dean Smith stated he hoped Ings’s expertise would have a knock on impact within the squad.
“Danny is an excellent Premier League footballer who has scored targets wherever he has performed,” Smith stated of the previous Burnley and Liverpool man.
“He’s additionally a prime skilled with an important character who will likely be a pacesetter in our squad and a job mannequin for our quickly creating younger academy gamers.”
Ings scored 13 targets for Saints final season and joins fellow summer season recruits Bailey, Emi Buendia and Ashley Younger at Villa Park.
Premier League champions Manchester Metropolis have been chasing the 25-year-old England star Grealish and are reportedly near concluding a deal after providing Villa what could be a document price.