The Telegraph have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur have made contact with Southampton over the potential signing of striker Danny Ings after the England striker starred for the Saints last season – and regained his England spot.
Ings, 28, scored an impressive 25 goals in 42 league and cup appearances for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side last season. That has caught the eye of Spurs, who are desperate to bring in a striker to provide cover for Harry Kane – or even compete with him.
Tottenham have made contact over a move to try and sign the former-Liverpool man, but Spurs have been told by Southampton that they are desperate to keep Ings. Indeed, Southampton are trying to tie Ings down to a new contract.
They hold him in the same regard in terms of importance as now-Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk, when the Dutchman was on the south coast himself. Spurs may have to look elsewhere, unless they can convince Ings over a move to Spurs.
TBR’s view – Ings would be a stunning signing for Spurs
But the chances of Tottenham signing Ings are small. As mentioned many times in the press by pundits far and wide, why would a striker want to join Spurs with the knowledge that they are going to be second choice?
Jose Mourinho has made it clear that any striker joining Spurs would be competition for Harry Kane, rather than just acting as cover. But realistically, having Ings and Kane in the same side will see Ings go from number one at Saints, to second at Spurs.
A stunning signing, but an unlikely one.