Journalist says he would not rule out striker joining Spurs this summer

Danny Ings
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The Evening Standard’s Jack Rosser, when talking to Transfer Tavern, has stated that he ‘wouldn’t rule out’ Danny Ings leaving Southampton and moving to Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

David Ornstein from The Athletic reported in July that the striker had rejected a lucrative new deal with The Saints because he wanted to play for a team competing more towards the top end of the table.

The striker was reportedly in lengthy negotiations to extend his existing contract which expires next summer in 2022.

Southampton offered the 29-year-old a brand new four-year deal that would have made him the best-paid player in their history, but he rejected it because he wants a bigger move.

The striker could sign for a club as a free agent next summer if his contract runs down, so the Saints will have to sell their star man this summer or in January in order to recoup a fee.

The Telegraph reported this month that new manager Nuno Espirito Santo intends to switch Spurs’ style to a two-man attack with Ings being the main target to play alongside Harry Kane.

Ings has scored 46 goals in 100 games in all competitions for the Saints and has become a key figure on the South Coast since signing permanently from Liverpool in 2019.

Rosser spoke to the Transfer Tavern about Ings’ situation: “Ings might be looking a bit higher but if nothing comes from City, United, or Chelsea someone like that and Spurs come knocking with a nice little wage offer.

“The chance to live in London and play at the stadium, there’s not too many that would turn it down, so I wouldn’t rule it out.”

SpursWeb Opinion 

Ings would be a fantastic addition for any top Premier League side, especially for the low price it’s now going to cost.

If Nuno does want to switch to a two-man attack: Ings is the perfect man to play alongside Kane. He is not only a fantastic goalscorer but someone who drops into pockets well and presses from the front.

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