According to journalist Alasdair Gold, Tottenham Hotspur made an enquiry over Southampton striker Danny Ings before signing Carlos Vinicius.
It’s been quite the summer transfer window for Spurs, landing the ‘super six’ in a transfer flurry.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joe Hart, Matt Doherty, Sergio Reguilon, Carlos Vinicius and the sensational return of Gareth Bale capped off a window to remember for the Lilywhites (as per Football.London).
Should Spurs have signed Ings over Vinicius?
Yes, great forward
No, Vinicius is fantastic
The cherry on top, arguably, would have been a centre-back, with Tottenham and Daniel Levy failing to get a last-minute deal over the line.
Regardless, there is still time in a swoop for Swansea defender Joe Rodon; and given Spurs recently blew Manchester United away with a 6-1 victory at Old Trafford, it doesn’t appear crucial for now.
Landing a striker was Mourinho’s main priority, forcing the club to enquire over numerous star option, according to Gold. Before sealing a loan move for Benfica star Vinicius, Tottenham had enquired over five star strikers.
Andrea Belotti, Habib Diallo, Patson Daka and Haris Seferovic were among those targeted, but the fifth stood out as a Premier League candidate in Southampton star Ings.
Scoring 25 goals in all competitions over 2019/20, Ings is debatably on the longest hot streak of his career. He was also worshipped as ‘unbelievable‘ by Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, particularly for his attitude, with Spurs taking note before the deadline.
Levy enquired over signing the 28-year-old, but it is believed the possibility of him playing second fiddle to Harry Kane was very unlikely.
Vincius’ loan deal with an option to buy is a fantastic bit of business, but Ings would have also been a standout signing.
Homegrown, a proven asset in the English top flight and currently in his prime – Lilywhites supporters may be wondering how a front two of Kane and Ings would have looked.
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