With Danny Ings set to make his England debut against Lithuania on Monday night, this could impact the results of his upcoming fee tribunal.
Ings made the move from Burnley on a free transfer this summer, but as he was under the age of 24 when he made the switch, the Clarets are entitled to compensation for their role in his development.
This fee is set by an independent tribunal, and if reports are to be believed the striker’s debut appearance for England could affect their ruling.
That is according to the Telegraph‘s Mark Ogden, who claims that the Reds could end up paying £10 million for the 23-year-old.
“Ings, 23, is expected to be named on the substitutes’ bench in Vilnius for England’s final Euro 2016 qualifier after overcoming an ankle knock to prove his fitness,” Ogden writes.
He also notes the £11 million bid made for Ings by Tottenham Hotspur in May, as well as the £6.5 million fee Chelsea were made to pay Manchester City for Daniel Sturridge following his tribunal in 2009, as factors in the former AFC Bournemouth man’s valuation.
Making his first appearance for Roy Hodgson’s England is “unlikely to diminish his value,” notes Ogden.
However, the credibility of these claims is questionable, as whether or not a tribunal can be affected by a player’s progress after the move is made is unclear.
Rewarded with his first senior England call-up for the Three Lion’s dead-rubber European qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania, Ings’ swift transition to life on Merseyside has been a success.
It can be argued that £10 million is a fair valuation for the forward, but at this juncture it is still very much a projection of his potential.