Ings would have been a great signing but doubt he would have wanted to come as a backup striker so unless we were planning to play 2 up top he was always unlikely. Wouldn't want Edouard even as a backup striker, doesn't give 100% and sulks around the pitch if things don't go his way. Obviously would like a backup striker but glad Edouard not on the listIngs was available for a very reasonable fee. Edouard is available for £14m. Not hard to get a decent competent striker. It's an absolute failure to not bring one in especially if one was a number 1 priority. We signed a keeper we didn't need yet but didn't sign our number 1 priority. It's a failure for me if no striker comes in late.