CHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Danny Ings of Liverpool during the Pre-season friendly between Chester FC and Liverpool on July 7, 2018 in Chester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Lynne Cameron/Getty Images)

Latest Southampton striker Danny Ings says that he simply could not pass up “the opportunity to come home” in this summer’s transfer window.

Many clubs rushed through the deadline of the summer transfer window and Ings was one player who sealed a move to Southampton on transfer deadline day.

The 26-year-old will have to spend the 2018-19 campaign on loan at St Mary ahead of a potential permanent move next summer.

Ings was born in Hampshire and even though reports suggest he had wanted to play in Southampton during the start of his youth career, he was rejected for being too small which made him to join Bournemouth.

The one-time England international reportedly refused offers from Cardiff City and Crystal Palace.

“When this football club came up, I had to take the opportunity to come home. It’s a fantastic football club who play great football and I’m just happy here,” he told Southampton’s official TV channel.

“You can tell that as a club it’s very, very organised. From the start, everyone I’ve met has been fantastic with me and shown me every single detail I need to know. The facilities are great and I can’t wait to get started.”

Ings may feature in Southampton debut in Sunday’s Premier League clash with Burnley.