Ralph Hasenhuttl remains ‘tight-lipped’ on Danny Ings contract negotiations at Southampton


Ralph Hasenhuttl remains ‘tight-lipped’ on Danny Ings contract negotiations at Southampton amid interest from Premier League giants Manchester City and Tottenham

  • Southampton remain in negations with striker Danny Ings over a new contract
  • His contract, which is worth around £75,000 per week, will expire next season
  • Southampton CEO Martin Semmens remains hopeful of keeping Ings at the club
  • While manager Hasenhuttl has refused to comment on the ongoing negotiations

Southampton remain in negations with Danny Ings over a new contract, but Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has ‘stayed tight-lipped over’ the progress of the deal.

The 28-year-old’s contract, which is thought to be worth around £75,000 per week, is set to expire at the end of next season and Ings is said to be interested in a move to a Champions League team.  

Southampton CEO Martin Semmens remains hopeful of keeping Ings at the club, while Hasenhuttl has refused to comment on the ongoing negotiations. 

Southampton remain in negations with striker Danny Ings over a new contract at the club

Southampton remain in negations with striker Danny Ings over a new contract at the club

Speaking in a press conference on Tuesday, Hasenhuttl said: ‘We are in negotiations with the player. There is nothing more to say about that. 

‘If there are any rumours out there, it’s not on me to comment. It’s always coming from the same direction. It doesn’t make sense to comment.

‘Everyone knows that he is an important player for us. He wants to stay with us. There is not a reason to speak about it here with the media.’

While Southampton CEO Semmens told BBC Radio Solent: ‘The conversations have gone on and we have had talks with Danny, they’ve been 100 per cent professional. 

‘Danny is very happy here. He wants to stay with the club and we have enjoyed having him.’ 

Southampton CEO Martin Semmens (middle) remains hopeful of keeping Ings at the club

Southampton CEO Martin Semmens (middle) remains hopeful of keeping Ings at the club

While manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has refused to comment on the ongoing negotiations

While manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has refused to comment on the ongoing negotiations

Ings has scored seven goals and made three assists in 17 Premier League games this season.  

He was the club’s top scorer in the 2019-20 campaign with 25 goals in all competitions – putting him just one goal off Golden Boot winner Jamie Vardy.  

Tottenham were said to be interested in Ings during the previous transfer window and could look to sign him again in the summer.

While Manchester City have been named as another Premier League suitor that are keeping tabs on the 28-year-old’s situation.