‘He is a player we have to respect” – Mourinho on rumoured strike target

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Dom Le Roy

Jose Mourinho refused to comment on Tottenham Hotspur’s rumoured interest in Danny Ings, but instead acknowledged the threat which the Southampton striker poses to his side.

Tottenham were said to have made a formal approach to try and sign the 28-year-old knocked back by the Saints, who are hopeful that the forward will put pen to paper on a new deal (The Guardian).

Ings scored 22 goals for the south coast outfit last season, including the winner on New Year’s Day in their 1-0 victory over Jose Mourinho’s side.

Mourinho has already admitted that he is keen to try and bring another striker to the club before the transfer window closes on October 5th, with Harry Kane still the only recognised senior marksman in North London (Sky Sports).

The Portuguese admitted that the former Burnley man always poses Tottenham a threat and have a number of options to choose from to help Ings in the final third of the pitch.

“Ings is a threat. He is a player that scores a lot of goals and every time he plays against us he gives us lots of problems,” Mourinho told Football.London.

“He is a player we have to respect. If they keep the system they normally play it will be Ings and another one, and the other one they have a lot of options because they have four or five different strikers, from Shane Long to all the other younger guys, Che Adams, they have lots of solutions to play the second striker with Danny Ings. Yes, he is a very big threat.”

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