Jamie O’Hara has told talkSPORT that Tottenham Hotspur should try and sign Danny Ings, insisting that the Southampton star is significantly better than Carlos Vinicius.
Spurs appear to have Ings on their radar ahead of the summer. According to Eurosport, Tottenham could target the striker at the end of the season.
It is noted in the report that the 28-year-old is currently stalling on signing a new contract at St Mary’s.
He has been one of the Premier League’s most impressive marksmen over the last couple of years. Ings has scored 29 goals since the start of last season, with seven coming in this campaign.
The problem Spurs fans may be anticipating regarding convincing Ings to potentially move to North London concerns the assurances over game-time the club can offer.
Harry Kane is obviously the first name on the team sheet when he is available. Meanwhile, Vinicius has only been on the pitch for around half an hour in the Premier League following his arrival in the summer.
Ings may have concerns. But O’Hara has suggested that Tottenham could easily fit both Kane and the Southampton star in their side should he make a move.
“I think Spurs should try and get him,” he told talkSPORT. “You’d play him up front. Harry Kane in this system, basically is a number 10. So you’d play a 4-2-3-1, but Harry Kane would just drop in as a number 10.
“I like Vinicius, I think he’s good. But Danny Ings is way better. And if you’re talking about Harry Kane who plays the way he plays in that system with Mourinho, and you’re talking about a project maybe over two or three seasons with Jose, Danny Ings would be a good signing.”
Ings – who earns £75,000-a-week, according to Spotrac – has proved that he can be particularly lethal when playing as part of a front two. He has formed an excellent partnership with Che Adams with the Saints.
And before that, a pairing with Sam Vokes was pivotal in guiding Burnley to promotion to the top flight. The pair scored 41 goals between them in a single season in the Championship.
Ings looks to be at the peak of his powers. And Kane somehow continues to manage to surpass expectations. So getting them working together could be an inspired move.