Tottenham remain on the lookout for a striker, with Danny Ings seemingly among those on their radar.
That is according to Football.London, who claimed that Spurs have a ‘strong, long-held interest’ in the Southampton striker.
However, Football.London sounded the cautionary note that the Londoners may find it too difficult to pull off a deal in this transfer window, which closes three weeks from today. Also, the £18m-rated marksman (as per TransferMarkt) could come with a sizeable price tag.
Ings enjoyed a magnificent 2019/20 season with the Saints, his tally of 22 Premier League goals just one behind Golden Boot winner Jamie Vardy and four more than Tottenham’s leading scorer Harry Kane (as per TransferMarkt).
The England captain is the only natural centre-forward currently in Jose Mourinho’s first team squad and, given his unenviable track record for injuries, it is unsurprising that Spurs are seeking an alternative to the 27-year-old.
Their struggles in attack were laid bare in yesterday’s defeat to Everton as they only managed nine shots all afternoon and Kane was limited to two attempts, one of which was off target. [via Sofascore]
Ings scored four more league goals than his Tottenham counterpart last season despite Kane having a higher average for shots per game (2.8 to 2.4). Also, the Saints attacker completed more dribbles per game than Spurs’ number 10 (1.3 to one).
Tottenham’s insipid performance against Everton illustrated the need for a greater attacking threat overall, something which Ings could certainly provide given his track record for scoring in the Premier League.
Should Tottenham try to sign Danny Ings?
However, with the Southampton man already 28 and likely to cost a substantial fee when Spurs don’t have, in Daniel Levy’s words, “rivers of money” to spend at the moment, he may unfortunately be difficult to acquire in this transfer window.
Also, with Mourinho often deploying a 4-2-3-1, there may only be room for one centre-forward in the line-up, and Ings may not be content with the role of impact substitute at Tottenham.
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