Hammers legend admits he would ‘love’ rumoured Spurs target at West Ham

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Dom Le Roy

West Ham United legend Frank McAvennie has expressed his doubts as to whether Danny Ings would get regular football at Tottenham amid speculation linking the Saints star with a move to North London

Ings has been prolific in front of goal since arriving on the south coast from Liverpool in 2018 and he is showing no signs of slowing down, having already scored seven goals in 13 Premier League appearances so far this season.

Reports indicate that the 28-year-old is stalling on signing a new contract at St Mary’s and that Tottenham are exploring the possibility of making a move him in the summer.

It has been claimed that the main bone of contention between Ings and the Saints hierarchy is the value of the release clause in any new contract.

While McAvennie admitted that Ings could play alongside Kane, he suggested that the Southampton star might still not get as much game time as he would like at Spurs.

When asked about the speculation surrounding Ings, the pundit told Football Insider: “Spurs have a lot of games, so there could be room for Ings there.

“Harry Kane is also coming a lot deeper now, even though he is still scoring a lot of goals. He has added a new attribute to his game so maybe Mourinho thinks Ings could play with Kane.

“On the flip-side, I do not know if he would go because Son and Kane are first choice there.

“Ings is an amazing player. I would love to see him at West Ham, he would be ideal. He is a natural goalscorer.”

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McAvennie does raise a good point on how Ings could potentially be used at Spurs. While I can see the Southampton man and Kane playing together, it is difficult to imagine Mourinho employing a front three of Kane, Son and Ings as he might be worried that it will leave us exposed at the back.

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