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Southampton’s reported financial troubles should see Tottenham return for Danny Ings

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Southampton’s reported financial troubles should see Tottenham return for Danny Ings

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for the English striker in the past.

Back in January, it was reported that Tottenham Hotspur could be planning a move for Southampton striker Danny Ings. 

The Daily Star was reporting that Jose Mourinho was keen on the frontman as potential cover for Harry Kane, who had just suffered a serious injury. 

It came just weeks after Ings had scored the winning goal against Tottenham at St Mary’s Stadium. 

The interest appeared to die away quickly, with Southampton rightfully not interested in potentially selling a key player. 

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 05: (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

However, Tottenham should be tempted back into a move for the player this summer. 

The Daily Star claims that Southampton face financial trouble as the club’s Chinese owner Gao Jisheng is trying to sell his majority stake in the club. Should he fail to do so, at a cut-price valuation of £150 million, Southampton will look to raise £100 million in the transfer market to cover their reported ‘spiralling debts’.

 

One of the players seemingly up for grabs, would be Ings. 

The 27-year-old has scored 18 goals in 33 games for Southampton this season since making a loan move from Liverpool permanent in a reported (Guardian) £20 million switch. 

That form is certainly willing of renewed interest from Tottenham alone, without the added bonus of him potentially being available. 

Given the fact Ings could be a perfect cover option for Kane, and would likely be more affordable than several other options on the European market, Tottenham must surely be interested in keeping tabs on the situation at Southampton going forward.

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