Report: Premier League side reluctant to deal with Spurs over rumoured target

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Tottenham Hotspur ended their long search for cover for Harry Kane last summer with the arrival of Carlos Vinicius.

The decision not to replace Fernando Llorente in the summer of 2019 and the lack of a forward within their ranks came to haunt the North Londoners after Harry Kane and Heung-min Son both suffered lengthy injury issues at the beginning of 2020 which kept them sidelined for a number of months (Football.London).

The arrival of Vinicius on a season long loan deal from Benfica was met with humour from Tottenham’s social media team who claimed on Twitter that it had been a while since they had confirmed a deal for a forward.

Despite the arrival of Vinicius, rumours of a move for Southampton’s Danny Ings have still lingered with Football.London claiming that Spurs have a long-term interest in the England international.

Spurs managed to work out two respective transfer deals with Southampton during the summer following the arrival of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and the departure of Kyle Walker-Peters.

The Athletic claim that Southampton are reluctant to do business again with Tottenham unless it was on their own terms.

Ings is under contract at St Mary’s until 2022, with the The Athletic claiming that it has been suggested that the Saints would rather see him leave on a free transfer rather than being held over a barrel to accept a cut-price transfer fee.

 

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