As supporters we need to take a huge dose of reality, I don't mean accept mediocrity but an understanding of where we are. Now in our minds we feel as though we are and should be dining at the top table, but the reality is otherwise. The only way we are going to get that world class gem is by unearthing a relatively unknown with a hint of a gamble, such as Suarez.
Otherwise, we need to look at the club objectively, we can't offer a top player Champions league football, we don't have legendary / world class players in our squad anymore, we are probably on par with salaries, but obviously under city/mu/Chelsea's ( and above most European clubs ) and we don't have a recognised manager in terms of either playing career or trophies won. Therefore with these issues I'm not sure how anyone can think we will get players outside of the Ings & Milners. I know how we could fix much of this, but that's another thread.....(cough) Brendan.
My views on Ings is that he will be a decent squad player and will put in lots of effort, but before we go overboard we need to remember Borini had a decent season as did Lambert during the previous season and haven't exactly lit the side up. I'm hopeful, but not excited, but I like the fact he will work, has age on his side, evidently a good character and did well in a relegation side, which is a lot harder for a forward to do. Good luck to him, and welcome.