Manchester City are interested in signing Southampton forward Danny Ings as a potential replacement for Sergio Aguero, according to Sky Sports.

Aguero has been lined up for a move to Barcelona to join friend and international teammate .

City have identified Borussia Dortmund forward as the ideal replacement but the £100m price tag remains daunting.

Ings would cost a mere fraction of Haaland. The England forward is stalling on a new contract at Southhampton.

Liverpool sold Ings to Southampton in 2019 with a 20% sell-on clause, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Is Ings a worthy Aguero replacement?

The interest in Ings may come as a surprise to Manchester City fans.

The 28-year-old Ings scored 22 in the Premier League last season. But he's only scored 8 this term due to multiple injuries.

With 30 goals in 60 Premier League games, a fit Ings could offer Manchester City an out-and-out goalscorer.

Replacing Aguero, Manchester City's all-time leading goalscorer with 257 goals in 384 appearances and one of the Premier League's best, will always be a reach.

Perhaps Manchester City is lining up both Haaland and Ings this summer, with the former a more rightful Aguero replacement with Ings a formidable backup. Man City undoubtedly have the money to pursue both.

That makes more sense, right?

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