Club legend admits he expects rumoured Spurs target to leave


Southampton legend Jason Dodd has revealed that he expects Danny Ings who has been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur to leave St Mary’s in the summer.

Ings has been one of the most prolific strikers in the Premier League since leaving Liverpool to move to the south coast in 2018.

The striker has had another fantastic season for the Saints but Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men have struggled to get results over recent weeks after making a promising start to the season.

Reports indicate that Tottenham are exploring the possibility of signing Ings in the summer, with the striker continuing to stall on signing a new deal with Southampton.

Ings will be entering the final year of his contract with the club at the end of the season.

Some Saints fans on social media have said that they do not expect the England international to stay at the club beyond this season and Dodd has now echoed similar sentiments.

The former Southampton defender told talkSPORT: “Ryan Bertrand, who I think is excellent, is out of contract (in July). Danny Ings, there’s all that speculation about whether he’s going to be staying… these are key players!

“Ryan looks like he might be going. I would assume he’s looking to go elsewhere. And Danny is a massive blow.

“We’ve seen with the goal he scored against Wolves (a stunning volley in a 2-1 defeat last week) that he is a goal-scorer.

“He’s probably keeping Southampton where they are because, if he’s not playing, where are the goals going to come from?”

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I would be surprised if Ings commits his future to Southampton given their downturn in form over recent weeks. The club will have little choice to sell him in the summer if he does not sign a new deal but the England international will likely attract several suitors if he does become available.

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