Danny Ings: Liverpool and Burnley officials to meet on Tuesday to end compensation dispute

Burnley are entitled to a fee for the 23-year-old striker on account of his age

Mark Critchley
Tuesday 26 April 2016 11:27
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Ings moved to Merseyside under the Bosman ruling last summer
Ings moved to Merseyside under the Bosman ruling last summer

Officials from Liverpool and Burnley will meet on Tuesday to settle their compensation dispute over the signing of Danny Ings.

The England international arrived at Anfield last summer following the expiration of his contract with the East Lancashire club, having scored 11 goals in the Clarets’ top-flight relegation season.

Ings, a 23-year-old striker, moved under the Bosman ruling but, due to his age and their development of the player, his former club are entitled to a compensation fee.

Negotiations on a suitable amount between the two clubs proved unsuccessful, with Liverpool believed to have offered approximately £4million for the player.

The club’s chief executive Ian Ayre and Dave Baldwin, his counterpart at Burnley, will meet with an independent board at a tribunal in Manchester on Tuesday in order to decide a fee.

Ings, who the subject of an £11million bid from Tottenham Hotspur shortly before his move, has spent much of the season on the sidelines, having suffered a cruciate knee injury in October.

The injury, however, will not be factored into the tribunal’s decision. Burnley are hoping for a fee greater than the £6.5million paid by Chelsea to Manchester City for Daniel Sturridge in 2009, which was also decided by tribunal.

The tribunal’s decision is expected to be made at some point this week.

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