Peter Crouch has claimed that Danny Ings would be an excellent addition for any top side, amid speculation linking the Southampton man with a move to Tottenham.
Reports indicate that Ings is stalling on putting pen to paper on a new deal with Southampton, with his current deal running out in 18 months and Spurs are exploring the possibility of signing him in the summer.
It has been suggested that the striker is keen to play in the Champions League and that Jose Mourinho is a huge fan of the 28-year-old.
However, the Tottenham boss has refused to comment on the Saints star, insisting that his side do not need a striker until the end of the season.
Crouch warned Ings that the grass might not always be greener elsewhere but admitted that he understands the England international’s desire to test himself at the top level since he was ravaged injury during his time at Liverpool.
The former Tottenham striker said on BT Sport, on 23/1 from 11:45: “Could he play in a Champions League side? Without doubt. But Southampton will want to keep him because he really is their talisman. I think they really miss him when he doesn’t play.
“He had the opportunity at Liverpool. The only reason it didn’t work out for him was injury. So of course, he’ll perhaps want to play at the top, top level because there’s no doubt he can do. But listen, the grass isn’t always greener.
“I think he’d be a superb acquisition for anyone. He could be fantastic as a squad player. I think he could lead the line for quite a few of those top teams.”
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If Ings does not put pen to paper on a new deal before the summer of if he signs a contract that contains a relatively modest release clause, then I would expect Spurs to vie for the striker’s signature. However, we will likely face plenty of competition for the 28-year-old as goalscorers like Ings are worth their weight in gold.
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