Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson has claimed that the Lilywhites might as well give up their pursuit of Southampton forward Danny Ings as they have no chance of landing him in January.
The Daily Star reported last week that Ings was on Spurs’ radar as they attempt to bring in a replacement for the injured Harry Kane.
The former Liverpool striker has notched up sixteen goals in all competitions already for the Saints so far this season (transfermarkt) and is showing no signs of slowing down just yet.
On hearing about the club’s interest in Ings, some Spurs fans on social media have urged the club to snap up the in-form striker.
However, Robinson insisted that there was no chance Southampton were going to let the 27-year-old leave the club midway into the season given how important he is for their survival chances.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former England goalkeeper said, “He is a player who would fit in nicely, and he does fit the bill so yes, but I think there’s no chance of us getting him as he’s key to Southampton’s survival.
“A move like that wouldn’t be a January move, I think it would be crazy for Southampton to sell him.”
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Not only are Southampton unlikely to consider allowing Ings to leave in January but I am not sure the striker himself will be keen on a move to Spurs. He will know that he is likely to warm the bench once Harry Kane returns to full fitness. Additionally, he is on fire at the moment in front of goal and he will want to keep this form up until the summer so that he has a chance of making the England squad for the Euros.
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