According to Eurosport, Tottenham Hotspur and Fabio Paratici are now also preparing their opening bid to sign Southampton striker Danny Ings – coming amid the plethora of transfer developments in recent days.
The Lowdown: Spurs in hunt for striker?
Much has been made of Tottenham’s weaknesses in defence and centre-half in particular, with reports from before the transfer window even detailing how the club want, preferably, a real leader to transform that position (football.london).
However, after Spurs opted against signing Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius on a permanent deal following his season-long loan, they have also been tipped to strengthen going forward.
The Telegraph even revealed recently that Ings in particular is now a priority target for Tottenham.
The Latest: Spurs now preparing offer…
As per Eurosport and journalist Dean Jones, the Lilywhites are preparing their opening bid to sign Saints star Ings this summer.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side are allegedly bracing themselves for offers with the player himself hoping for an exit, coming after he rejected new contract terms.
The Saints value Ings at around £20 million, but it is expected that Spurs will lodge a cheaper bid and negotiations will then open up over the forward.
Spurs and Paratici ‘aim to get the ball rolling’ on a potential move for the 28-year-old given Nuno Espirito Santo is likely to play two up front in spells throughout the 2021/2022 season.
The Verdict: Perfect striker signing…
Ings and links to Tottenham have only garnered praise from critics in the past, with podcaster Lee McQueen calling him ‘absolutely phenomenal’ when asked about a possible swoop for him last year (Last Word On Spurs).
The forward is also a proven Premier League striker, having racked up an impressive tally of 55 goals and 13 assists in 140 top flight experiences (Transfermarkt).
His new value of just £20m is arguably an absolute snip if he can stay fit and Paratici would be remiss if he didn’t take full advantage and strike this summer.
In other news: ‘Rather good in training’…Journalist suggests Nuno may play exciting barely-seen Spurs starlet, find out more here.
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