Ings tribunal fee set to be "biggest in history"

Danny Ings
Danny Ings

The compensation figure for Danny Ings is set to be "the biggest in history" according to Burnley chief executive David Baldwin.

Speaking at a fan forum at Turf Moor tonight, Baldwin explained that a tribunal committee is expected to meet at the end of April to decide the figure Liverpool must pay the Clarets, after Ings' move to Anfield in the summer.

The striker, capped by England following his switch, was out of contract, but as he was under 24, Burnley were entitled to a fee, which is expected to exceed the record £6.5m Chelsea paid Manchester City for Daniel Sturridge in January 2010.

Baldwin said: "In terms of the actual tribunal date, the expectation is that it will be the end of April.

"It could have been any time during March or April but availability of legal counsel for both parties has dictated that. They're on other cases and they're not just dealing with sports law.

"Our lawyer in particular is on a High Court case at the minute.

"In terms of the timeline the reason it's different to the ordinary is this tribunal claim will be the biggest in history."