Any hope which Tottenham Hotspur may have of attempting to sign Danny Ings this summer may have just taken a blow.
Southampton chief executive Martin Semmens has revealed that he fully expects the striker to sign a new contract at St Mary’s.
Ings is about to enter the final year of his deal on the south coast and has been offered fresh terms to stay at the club, should he wish to do so.
The England international, who is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury sustained in the recent match against Tottenham has had an impressive season having scored eleven goals in all competitions for the Saints while providing four assists (transfermarkt).
Spurs have been linked with a move for the 28-year-old with Eurosport claiming last month that the North Londoners have been monitoring his situation.
Semmens claimed that the former Liverpool player has been in clear dialogue with the club about his future and expects him to remain on the south coast for the remainder of his career.
He told Hampshire Live: “I think Danny probably will [sign the contract].
“He has been really open and clear with his communication with the club about what he wants to do.
“He is working hard with us. He is committed to us. He is not a robot, he doesn’t do what we tell him to do. Danny will make his own choice.
“But if you ask me now, I think Danny will be with us to the end of his career. But remember, they have their own desires.
“Danny has never done anything but be incredibly hard-working and be committed to this club.”
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