Tottenham Hotspur’s rumoured pursuit of Danny Ings could see Liverpool receive a sizeable financial boost this summer due to a sell-on clause included by the Merseysiders when they sold the striker to Southampton, Liverpool Echo have claimed.
Ings is into the final 12 months of his deal at St Mary’s and it was previously reported that Tottenham could look to take advantage of his contract situation and bring him to North London this summer.
The Telegraph revealed on Tuesday that Spurs have made the 28-year-old their number one summer target after Nuno Espirito Santo asked the club to sign the Saints star.
The report asserted that Nuno wants to employ a a strategy of two strikers playing up front at Tottenham next season and that he believes Ings could play alongside Harry Kane.
It was suggested that the striker was valued at around £20m by Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.
The Liverpool Echo have now claimed that the Reds inserted a 20 per cent sell-on fee in the deal that took Ings to the south coast.
If the Lilywhites were to pay £20m for the striker, Jurgen Klopp’s men could pocket £4m of that fee.
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The sell-on clause is not good news for Spurs as it means that Southampton will demand upwards of £20m in order to offset the money owed to Liverpool. While Ings’ contract situation would prevent the Saints from increasing their asking price substantially, the price could well be driven up a bidding war for the 28-year-old.
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