Speaking to talkSPORT, journalist Alex Crook has heard of another potential target for Tottenham Hotspur and manager Jose Mourinho – with Southampton star Danny Ings apparently enticing the Lilywhites’ interest as they eye his situation.
Ings has been recently linked with a move to north London following their failed bid to sign him in 2020, even despite the presence of loanee striker Carlos Vinicius, with Crook now believing that Tottenham are keeping firm tabs.
The Englishman’s contract situation on the south coast is currently at the centre of discussion as he delays an agreement with Southampton, with media sources explaining that he wants to bide his time and consider his options (The Athletic).
Crook reveals Ings interest from Spurs
While it is claimed he isn’t agitating for a transfer (talkSPORT), the 29-year-old would apparently like to join a club playing in Europe’s elite competitions – and if he signs a new deal at St Mary’s, Southampton’s potential future price tag demands could be too much for other clubs in this financial climate.
He currently has 18 months remaining on his contract and could opt to leave, with Spurs keeping tabs on a player Mourinho is apparently ‘desperate’ to sign (The Sun).
“What I can tell you is that Tottenham are monitoring his situation very closely,” explained Crook.
“We know they made a tentative enquiry to Southampton during the summer transfer window and that was quickly rebuffed.”
Transfer Tavern take
Former Spurs striker Darren Bent, speaking to talkSPORT early last year, described Ings as the ‘perfect’ fit for Mourinho and labelled him a potentially ‘great signing’.
It remains to be seen whether Spurs do officially lodge a bid for the striker, who Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl labelled a ‘hero’ recently (The Telegraph), but the Lilywhites could offer him an opportunity to play in Europe as one of the contenders for his signature.
In other news: Kaveh Solhekol says to watch this Spurs transfer development ‘very closely’, find out more here.
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