Aston Villa striker, Danny Ings, became a father ahead of Aston Villa’s game against Wolves on Saturday, April 2, 2022.
The coach of Aston Villa, Steven Gerrard confirmed that Danny Ings was not named in the squad that traveled to the Molineux Stadium for a Premier League game against Wolves because he became a father overnight.
In the absence of the 29-year-old English striker, Wolves defeated Aston Villa 2-1 to climb to the seventh spot on the league table.
After the defeat, the media could not help but ask what happened to Danny Ings that he was not named for the league game. Steven Gerrard was left with no choice but to make it public that Ings became a father the night before the match.
“Danny Ings, I’m sure he won’t mind me saying, has become a dad overnight”, Steven Gerrard confirmed on Saturday.
“He’s had very little sleep, he had to go down to London.
“We want to send our congratulations to Danny and his partner.
“It didn’t make sense to ask him to come and be part of today, so that was forced on us.”
🗣 "Danny Ings has become a dad overnight."— Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 2, 2022
Steven Gerrard explains why Danny Ings is missing from Aston Villa's squad today pic.twitter.com/EGOusB1K11
Steven Gerrard’s announcement could be against what Danny Ings wanted. From all indications, the striker wanted to keep the news that he has become a father prevent.
A check on Ings’ Instagram page and story showed that the 29-year-old striker has not mentioned anything about the arrival of his newborn.
His verified Instagram page with over 767,000 followers is purely about him and his football career as he did not post anything about his relationship on the platform as of today, April 3, 2022.
Hence, at the time of publishing this report, the name of the newborn baby and the baby’s gender has not been known.
Is Danny Ings in a relationship?
The fact that Aston Villa coach, Steven Gerrard confirmed that Danny Ings became a father on Friday night, April 1, the 29-year-old striker is definitely in a relationship. But at the time of publishing this report, it could not be confirmed who birthed a child for the Premier League player.
Before now, Danny Ings was known to be in a relationship with Australian model Georgia Gibbs. Reports claimed that the footballer’s relationship with the model ended in 2018.
Then, reports claimed that the English footballer decided to abandon Georgia Gibbs for a British Instagram influencer known as Ruby Blake.
It was also confirmed then that Gibbs was very heartbroken when his relationship with the footballer crashed but had to move on when Ings started his affairs with Ruby Blake.
But a check on Ruby Blake’s Instagram page did not show any sign that she is in a relationship with Danny Ings. She does not have a picture of the footballer on her page and no pregnancy bump anywhere on the page.
Her last Instagram post was two days before this publication and it was just a picture of her beautiful self chilling outdoors.
From all indications, information about who Danny Ings is currently dating has not been made public yet.
Ings’ contract and stats at Aston Villa
Danny Ings who has played for Burnley, Liverpool, and Southampton, joined Aston Villa on August 4, 2021, for a transfer fee worth €29.42 million.
The out of favor England international has until June 30, 2024, before his contract with Villa expires. Reports claimed that the contract is currently earning him £117,057 per week.
So far this season, Ings whose transfer market value is €22 million has played 24 games in all competitions for Villa in which he scored five goals and provided five assists. His net worth is around £19.5 million.