According to a report by journalist Matt Law of The Telegraph, Tottenham Hotspur and Daniel Levy squandered the chance to hijack Aston Villa’s move for striker Danny Ings.
The Lowdown: Spurs falter in striker search…
As reported over the summer, signing a forward to complement Harry Kane was a major priority for the club.
Amid Kane’s dismal run of form so far under Nuno Espirito Santo, some may even say that they are paying for it already.
The Latest: Levy squanders Ings chance…
As per Law, writing for The Telegraph, Spurs did have a chance to sign former Southampton forward Ings in the summer and could have very well hijacked the Villans’ swoop.
However, Tottenham opted against securing his signature for one main reason.
It is claimed that Spurs, and by extension their notorious chairman Levy, didn’t gazump Villa’s move for the 29-year-old due to the combined cost of his fee and wages.
The Verdict: Big mistake?
Scoring two goals and assisting two others in just six Premier League starts for Villa already (WhoScored), we believe Spurs may regret not investing in Ings’ capture.
He’s been lauded as a ‘phenomenal finisher’ by former England star Michael Owen (Premier League), and ex-Spurs midfielder Jamie O’Hara even called Ings ‘perfect’ for Tottenham when speaking to talkSPORT earlier this year.
Over 2019/2020, his best season in the top flight to date, Ings yielded 22 goals and two assists from 32 Premier League starts (WhoScored) – making the £25 million paid for him look like a bargain for Villa.
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