Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in raiding Southampton for a second time this summer and luring England striker Danny Ings to north London before October 5 – potentially heeding Darren Bent’s advice on TalkSPORT in January.
Ings, 28, has regained his place in the England side under Gareth Southgate after the former Liverpool star netted 25 goals in 42 league and cup appearances last term. But that form has also seen clubs become interested.
Football London claim Spurs hold a strong interest in the ex-Burnley man, who cost Southampton just £20million (Telegraph) in the summer of 2018. However, it is believed that Spurs are more than aware a deal will be difficult to pull off.
Back in January and in the midst of Ings’ stunning form for Southampton, ex-Spurs striker Bent urged his old side to complete a move for Ings – describing Ings as a “perfect fit” for Tottenham under the guidance of Jose Mourinho.
“If Spurs go and get Danny Ings, and he scored five or six before Kane returns, I don’t think Kane walks back into the team,” Bent said. “I know Kane is one of the world’s best, but he would have to be patient.
“For me, that’s a perfect fit. If Daniel Levy was to be serious and go and get Ings, it would be a great signing. He is not the guy that scores the fourth or fifth goal, he is the man that scores the first goal – the important one – when games are tight.
TBR’s view – Should Tottenham sign Ings?
Unfortunately for Spurs, on the back of last season’s stunning season and with just three weeks left in the transfer market – a move for Ings is not just lacking in time to secure, but it is also likely to be out of Spurs’ financial realms.
Spurs certainly need back-up for Harry Kane and Jose Mourinho has made it clear. Ings would be a stunning addition but the chances of getting Ings this summer are unlikely. Perhaps next summer, a move for Ings has more chance.