Multiple reports have claim that Tottenham Hotspur would ideally like to sign Southampton striker Danny Ings this transfer window.
Jose Mourinho has insisted that he does not like using the word ‘back up’ and that he wants to bring in a striker to potentially push for a starting spot alongside Harry Kane this season.
Ings would certainly fit that mould, with the England striker proving prolific in front of goal since completing a permanent move to Southampton last summer.
The former Burnley man scored 22 goals in the Premier League last season (transfermarkt.com), missing out on the Golden Boot by just a single goal.
Football.London’s Alasdair Gold revealed on Sunday that Tottenham also have a strong, long-held, interest in the Southampton striker but he suggested that the club believe it would be too difficult for them to land the 28-year-old during the current transfer window.
Bleacher Report’s Dean Jones has now also confirmed that Ings is the man Mourinho wants to bring to the club but he also revealed that the deal is proving hard for Spurs to complete.
Spurs Web Opinion
Ings is really the sort of striker we need to bring in if we are going to have any hopes of closing the gap with the likes of Man City and Liverpool. I can see us setting up with a 4-4-2 more often this season if we are able to bring in a striker of his quality. However, both Gold and Jones have indicated that the deal is quite difficult and so fans should not be holding their breath on this one.
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