Danny Ings has described his four-year adventure at Burnley Football Club as a “fantastic experience”.
The Clarets striker is set to complete a dream move to Liverpool on July 1 after agreeing personal terms with the Merseysiders.
And Ings has thanked everyone connected with the club for standing by him during his meteoric rise at Turf Moor.
The 22-year-old told Clarets Player: “It’s been a fantastic four years. Obviously I arrived as an 18-year-old boy and I’ve had to work extremely hard.
“But the fans, staff and players stuck by me so it was a fantastic experience and I appreciate everything.”
Ings, whose disability project in the town will continue, is currently with the England U21 squad preparing for the U21 European Championships, where Gareth Southgate’s youngsters have been installed as second favourites behind Germany.
And after embedding himself in the Three Lions set-up during his time at Burnley – and scoring four goals in nine U21 caps - Ings admits he is looking forward to the summer tournament in the Czech Republic before returing home to link up with his new Anfield team mates.
He added: “The qualifiers and friendlies are all about building up to the tournament and getting your formations right.
“Every single physical and mental preparation has been there over the past two years and we are looking forward to the tournament now.”
Danny has agreed to sit down with Clarets Player for a final interview before he finally leaves Burnley Football Club at the end of the month. More details to follow...