Emile Heskey has confidently claimed that he expects Danny Ings to be looking for a big move in the summer and believes that a move to Tottenham would be ideal for the striker.
Recent reports have indicated that Tottenham are exploring the possibility of signing Ings after they learned that the striker is stalling on signing a new deal at Southampton.
Ings will have just a year left to run on his current deal with Southampton at the end of the season, which could potentially put Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side in a difficult position in the summer if he does not sign a new contract.
It has been suggested that Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the Saints star but the Tottenham boss has chosen to remain tight-lipped on the North London club’s rumoured pursuit of the England international.
Heskey believes that Ings could play in a front three alongside both Harry Kane and Son Heung-min if he is to join Spurs.
When asked about the 28-year-old’s future, the former England striker told HITC: “He would definitely be looking (at a move). He’s been so unlucky with injuries but he’s shown, on many occasions, that he’s got ability and he can score goals – and different types of goals.
“His goal the other day was phenomenal. The technique! He’s got immense understanding of the game, when he plays up front with Che Adams, I love it.
“When I was playing up front with Michael (Owen) or Robbie (Fowler), we were always looking for each other – its all about the link-up.
“The defensive side of it, he wants to do that as well. He’s a manager’s dream. And now he’s probably saying; ‘I want to win some stuff now, I want to be a major part of a team winning stuff’.
“(An Ings and Kane partnership) could be exciting. They’ve got Son, who I think is fantastic, but he can play in different positions, he can play on the wings.
“Kane and Ings are both intelligent footballers, they must have played together with England as well so there must be an understanding.
“That would be a great move for him.”
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I expect Spurs to be in the market for a striker in the summer transfer window as I do not believe we are likely to take the option to sign Carlos Vinicius permanently. While Ings might well be Jose’s first-choice option, the Saints star is likely to attract a lot of interest around the Premier League should he become available. I would not be surprised if Manchester City snap him up as Aguero’s replacement.
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