Tottenham Hotspur are looking to bolster their strike department, and they have earmarked Danny Ings as a potential option.
According to reports from Eurosport, Spurs are planning an opening bid for Ings who has entered the final year of his Saints contract.
The 28-year-old has made it very clear that he doesn’t want to extend his contract, and Southampton could be tempted to cash in on him.
The south coast outfit value him at £20 million but expect Spurs to produce an offer less than that.
Ings will be a cracking signing for Spurs who desperately need a striker this summer.
While the central talking point lies with Harry Kane, the message from Spurs is very clear – their talisman figure is not for sale.
Manchester City have made an offer in the region of £100 million, but it would take another £50 million more to bring Daniel Levy to the negotiation table, and he still might ask for a player in exchange.
Spurs are without a backup striker at the moment, having refused the option to sign Vinicius this summer permanently.
Ings, with loads of Premier League experience, would be an ideal signing for the club. He is a natural finisher and goals are guaranteed from him.
The problem is he is apparently keen to move to a big Premier League club, like Manchester City or Manchester United, and therefore, may reject a move to Spurs.
West Ham are also keen to sign Ings this summer. The Hammers are also in desperate need to land a striker to provide competition for Michail Antonio.
Unlike Spurs, the Hammers can at least offer Ings the chance to participate in a European competition, something the former Liverpool striker may find appealing.
However, if Spurs can secure a deal for the striker, it would be a massive coup for them.
Source: English Premier League – Sportslens.com