Aston Villa sign Danny Ings from Southampton

Wed 04 August 2021 | 18:58

Aston Villa have completed the signing of Southampton striker Danny Ings for £25m on a three-year deal.

The 29-year-old former England international has agreed a three-year contract with

Aston Villa

 and joins fellow summer recruits



Emi Buendia

, and

Ashley Young

at Villa Park.

On the signing, head coach

Dean Smith


: "Danny is an outstanding Premier League footballer who has scored goals wherever he has played.

"He is also a top professional with a great character who will be a leader in our squad and a role model for our rapidly developing young Academy players who are now in and around the first team."

Meanwhile, Villa are set to lose captain

Jack Grealish


Manchester City

in a British record £100million.

City have been heavily linked with the 25-year-old all summer and reportedly made their offer last Friday.

The move is the biggest transfer in English football history, breaking the previous record held by

Paul Pogba

who signed for

Manchester United

for a reported fee of £93.25m from Juventus in 2016.

source: SportMob

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