Sean Dyche accepts Danny Ings will leave Burnley during the summer, but has advised him to resist the temptation of a move to Real Sociedad.
The 22-year-old scored 21 goals in 40 matches as the Clarets earned promotion to the Premier League last season, and his performances in the top-flight this time around has won him a host of admirers. With his contract at Turf Moor now into its final six months, it is inevitable that the England Under-21 international will leave the club ahead of the 2015/16 campaign.
Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are amongst the admirers of Ings, but the player is also wanted by Sociedad and he has been photographed in a restaurant with their manager David Moyes this weekend. However, his current boss, whilst accepting he is unlikely to be working with the striker much longer, has urged the striker to remain snub La Liga and remain in the Premier League.
“I think we all know his development needs to continue and that’s in the Premier League,” Dyche told Goals on Sunday. “The middle of La Liga is no use for a young player. I think he’s better than that. I think he’s top end of the Premier League. He would only move abroad for financial reasons. It’s not for development. His development is top end of the Premier League.
“His aspirations, as they should be, are to play for his national side. I think his journey is in the Premier League. That’s not letting us (Burnley) down, that’s just the reality of the market we are in. The other night if you were watching him at Old Trafford, I would be knocking on the door if I was those sort of clubs. I think there are suitors for him in the Premier League and everyone knows that.”