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Darren Bent says Danny Ings should avoid Tottenham amid reported Spurs interest

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Darren Bent says Danny Ings should avoid Tottenham amid reported Spurs interest

Darren Bent has claimed it wouldn’t make sense for Southampton forward Danny Ings to join Tottenham.

Ings, who earns £75,000-a-week, is a highly-rated striker that has forced his way back into the England squad with his performances in the past year.

He’s netted seven goals in 15 games already this season in all competitions, while last year he finished the campaign with 25 goals across all competitions.

Eurosport reported earlier in the week that Spurs were monitoring the situation of Southampton’s 28-year-old frontman and that they could consider a transfer bid for him in the summer.

Pundit and ex-Spurs man Bent was asked about whether Ings should join his former club, but has suggested any deal would make little sense for the player.

Jose Mourinho’s Spurs already have one of the world’s elite centre-forwards in England captain Harry Kane, who aged 27 should still have plenty of years ahead of him.

 

“For me, I don’t think it would be,” Bent responded on talkSPORT when asked if joining Spurs would be a good move for Ings.

“Just because for the sheer fact he’s Southampton’s main man. We know who Tottenham’s main man is and he plays a lot of games Harry Kane.

“I know you’re going to a club that could potentially be in the Champions League, which I get, but your minutes are going to dry up. Your minutes dry up, your goals dry up.”

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TRB’s View:

If Ings is to complete a transfer away from Southampton in 2021, then surely it will be the last big one of his career.

Injury problems prevented his Liverpool career ever lifting off the ground, but since then he’s scored 40 goals in just 82 games for Southampton to reignite everything for him and he’s proving what a player he really is.

He’s such an intelligent finisher around the penalty box and has great movement, which is why on paper he’d be a super addition to the Spurs squad.

But it’s a fair point that no striker would get much of a look-in next to Kane, so perhaps he should see if any other interest arises.

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