The Clarets boss said that Ings is enjoying his football at Turf Moor and remains fully committed to their fight against relegation. He also revealed that he has no concerns with Ings’ intentions, making light of the 22-year-old’s weekend sojourn.
“You know the hats and the donkeys you used to get back in the 70s, which my folks used to bring back and tell me they were fantastic – he brought me one of them, which I thought was a nice gesture,” the Burnley boss told journalists during his Thursday press conference.
Sociedad manager David Moyes has been chasing Ings, who is out of contract in the summer, and could therefore capitalise on the minimal compensation fee involved. Liverpool, Tottenham and Newcastle are other teams reported to be be interested in Ings too.
However, Dyche maintained that Ings is aware of his current duties to Burnley.
“There is no concern from me,” said Dyche. “I have said all along, his performances make it quite obvious he is enjoying his football. I have no reason to doubt his thoughts about Burnley Football Club and what we’re doing. You can tell that by his performances.
“He has been terrific all week in training and certainly looks ready to play. It’s just the reality of the business.”
Burnley are currently in 19th place in the Premier League table, and with a trip to leaders Chelsea tomorrow, look set to stay in the relegation zone for the time being. Irrespective of whether Burnley do manage to survive, their highly-rated forward looks set to leave Turf Moor to challenge at a bigger club – perhaps in La Liga.