The Athletic have reported that Danny Ings has turned down a new four-year contract offer from Southampton this week after what has been described as ‘lengthy negotiations’.
The report claims that Ings would have become the highest-paid player in Southampton’s history had he accepted the contract offer.
It is said that the money was not an issue for the Saints striker, but the inclusion of a release clause that would allow him to test himself at a higher level should a big club come knocking.
Ings has just 12 months remaining on his current contract, hence why this news comes as such a blow to the South Coast side.
Previous reports have claimed that Tottenham have looked at Ings as a potential signing this summer as his contract ticks down.
The Athletic report finally claims that Ings will report for pre-season duty and will likely wait for one of the Premier League’s top clubs to make a move for him this summer.
Spurs Web Opinion:
Ings is a no-brainer for £20m or less. Anything above and he is simply too risky at 28 and with his injury history. Having Kane and Ings would certainly be a great duo for the Lilywhites next season if possible.
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