09 Aug 2018 23:42:48
Apologies if this is a stupid question or has already been covered, but what exactly is the purpose of Ings' loan move with an obligation to buy next year? Why would they not just purchase him this year instead?

{Ed002's Note - There will be some provisions regarding injury.}

1.) 10 Aug 2018
10 Aug 2018 06:22:42
So its an obligation to buy not an option to buy at end of loan?

{Ed001's Note - yes.}

2.) 10 Aug 2018
10 Aug 2018 06:54:59
Im guessing he won't be able to play against Liverpool this season then?

3.) 10 Aug 2018
10 Aug 2018 08:23:45
Really hope Ings has a good injury free season. Not as much as I hope Sturridge does mind.

4.) 10 Aug 2018
10 Aug 2018 08:44:41
Still not sure I understand. Is someone able to break it down for me? Sorry if I’m missing the point! If the obligation is for Southampton to buy, presumably there’s no getting out of it on their part. What is the purpose of the loan?

5.) 10 Aug 2018
10 Aug 2018 09:21:10
I am sure ED02 will correct me, but as I have read it, Saints have an obligation to buy but there will be certain conditions where that obligation falls away i. e. an injury to Ings which means he is out for a certain time period.

But I have guessed that from reading these comments so could all be wrong :)