Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes Tottenham target Danny Ings faces a difficult career decision heading into the summer transfer window.
Speaking on Sky Sports, with quotes via Hampshire Live, the Monday Night Football pundit claimed that the Southampton striker will have a conundrum when the market opens in the summer, with the ex-England international admitting that Ings might not be able to nail down a starting XI spot at a top side.
The 28-year-old striker, whose Transfermarkt value currently sits at £19.8m, has just over one year left on his current deal with the Saints and has in recent weeks and is the subject of interest from some Premier League clubs, namely Spurs, with Eurosport reporting that that north London side are closely monitoring the former Liverpool man.
Yet speaking to Sky Sports, Carragher believes that Ings will have to weigh up his options carefully should an offer from a big Premier League club in the summer, with the retired defender saying: “It is almost that awkward thing where Danny Ings is the top player, if you like, for Southampton.
“If he made that move, it would be tough for him to play week in week out for a Champions League team. There is always that conundrum for a player – ‘Do you want to play every week and be the star man, or maybe go to a team in the Champions League?’ That’s maybe the conundrum he has got right at this minute.”
TBR View: Danny Ings transfer makes sense if Harry Kane leaves in the summer
Ings’ form in the past two seasons has made the former Burnley attacker one of the most reliable and potent goalscorers in the Premier League, yet anything he can do, Harry Kane can do better, and it would only make sense for Spurs to approach Southampton for their prized striker should the England captain leave in the summer, a prospect that could happen as reported by The Athletic.
As Carragher stated, Ings is in an awkward position were moving to a club competing in Europe could hinder his chances of playing football week-in week-out, and at Tottenham, the former Liverpool man’s best shot of regular football will be if Kane was to depart north London this window.