15/07/2021; 10:35 AM By : Steven D. Thompson
Tottenham’s new boss Nuno Espirito Santos is said to be interested in the services of Saint striker Danny Ings and the move will cost the North London club £20 million.
According to The Telegraph, the Spurs boss is looking to play with two strikers up front, and the Southampton striker is his preferred option. Should the move go through, Ings, 28, will play alongside Harry Kane in the attack position.
Danny Ings has been an essential member of the Saint’s Team since he moved to the St. Mary’s stadium in 20018. Ings first arrived at Southampton on loan from Liverpool in 2018 before making a move permanent the following year.
Ings, in 29 games, scored 12 goals and registered four assists in the 2020/21 Premier League season. His 12 goals amount to 25 percent of Southampton’s total goal, as the club only managed 48 goals in total for the 2020/21 Premier League season.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is also said to be a Long-term admirer of Ings and even tried to sign him in 2015 before his move to Liverpool. The North London club will be encouraged in their pursuit of Ings in light of his refusal to sign a four-year contract that his current club offered him.
Danny Ings and Harry Kane’s potential Spurs partnership will not be the duo’s first. Both men played together in the English national team. The pair played together when England beat Iceland by a solitary goal to nil in the Nations League last year. In October 2015, it was the Spurs striker that made way for Ings to come on as a substitute for his England Debut.
The future of Harry Kane, who bookmakers are giving an outside chance of winning this year’s Ballon d’Or, still remains uncertain, and a £150 million City move could end the partnership with Ings before it even began.
Source The Telegraph