Emile Heskey has suggested Southampton’s Danny Ings would shine at Tottenham and has urged the striker to make the move to London.
Heskey suggests Ings Spurs move
“He would definitely be looking (at a move). He’s been so unlucky with injuries but he’s shown, on many occasions, that he’s got ability and he can score goals – and different types of goals.
“His goal the other day was phenomenal. The technique! He’s got immense understanding of the game, when he plays up front with Che Adams, I love it.
“When I was playing up front with Michael (Owen) or Robbie (Fowler), we were always looking for each other – its all about the link-up.
“The defensive side of it, he wants to do that as well. He’s a manager’s dream. And now he’s probably saying; ‘I want to win some stuff now, I want to be a major part of a team winning stuff’.
“(An Ings and Kane partnership) could be exciting. They’ve got Son, who I think is fantastic, but he can play in different positions, he can play on the wings. Kane and Ings are both intelligent footballers, they must have played together with England as well so there must be an understanding.”
“That would be a great move for him.”
Worth the risk?
Ings has been a revelation on the south coast. In 89 matches for the Saints, he has 42 goals (Transfermarkt), and has relished being Ralph Hasenhuttl’s star striker. As Heskey mentioned, he has struck up a good partnership with Che Adams, and it is not impossible to see him linking up well with Harry Kane.
The former Burnley forward, though, has already had a spell with a big club in Liverpool – injuries prevented him from ever making a real impact. Regardless of whether he plays alongside Kane, he will always be second fiddle – the England captain is top dog in north London. Tottenham very rarely play with two strikers, and another forward up top could well have a negative impact on Heung-Min Son’s ability to roam freely – it remains to be seen whether Jose Mourinho or a potential predecessor takes that risk if Ings is signed.
Will Ings sign a new contract at Southampton?
For Southampton, it would be a huge blow to lose their talisman. If he does depart, they must at least make sure they get a hefty fee for his services.
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