Dean Windass thinks that Pep Guardiola will be aiming slightly higher than Danny Ings this summer.
Following Sergio Aguero’s high-profile departure at the end of last season, the Manchester City boss is searching for someone to score the goals in the Argentine’s absence.
Guardiola currently just has one senior striker in Gabriel Jesus at his disposal, but the Brazilian has never quite been his first-choice.
With that in mind, City have made Harry Kane their number one target, although Alasdair Gold believes that Tottenham still have no intention of selling the 27-year-old, with Nuno Espirito Santo reiterating that point after his arrival earlier this month.
If City fail to break Daniel Levy’s resistance, they’re going to have to look elsewhere and find an alternative.
A player who’s already been mentioned is Southampton striker Danny Ings, who’s recently entered the final 12 months of his deal and has expressed his desire to play in the Champions League.
However, despite having 55 Premier League goals to his name, 34 of which have come for Saints in the last two seasons, Windass doesn’t see it happening.
He exclusively told Football FanCast:
“He’s written his own script, he’s told them he doesn’t want to stay. They’re not going to let him go on a free. It didn’t work out at Liverpool, and that has gone against him.
“But I think Manchester City will go for better players. The way that Man City play, the boy will score goals, but I can’t see him going to Man City.”