Southampton fans have taken to Twitter following Darren Bent’s suggestion that Tottenham should sign Danny Ings, and they haven’t taken kindly to the former England striker’s words.
"If Daniel Levy were to get Danny Ings, that be a great signing." ✅
"For me, that's a perfect fit." 🤝
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) January 6, 2020
Speaking on talkSPORT, Bent said: “If Spurs go and get Danny Ings, and he scored five or six before Kane returns, I don’t think Kane walks back into the team. For me, that’s a perfect fit. If Daniel Levy was to be serious and go and get Ings, it would be a great signing. It’s a no-brainer. Spurs should go and get Danny Ings.”
The former Sunderland and Aston Villa forward makes it sound as easy as a game of Football Manager, and while Ings would be a good signing for the north Londoners given his impressive tally of 13 Premier League goals this season, Spurs can’t just “go and get” the Southampton No.9 while Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side are in a relegation battle.
In Southampton’s most recent outing, it was Ings’ goal against Jose Mourinho’s men that secured a 1-0 win for the south coast side at St Mary’s, putting him on 13 goals for the season which is more than Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Raheem Sterling have managed individually – he is quite simply having an excellent season.
Let’s see how the Southampton fans on Twitter reacted to Bent’s comments…
Just a completely idiotic string of sentences from Darren.
— Garrett Mundy (@GarrettIvo) January 7, 2020
This fan began the reaction by going in hard on the talkSPORT pundit, by putting Bent’s words down to nothing more than “a completely idiotic string of sentences” – ouch.
Jog on… pic.twitter.com/AXDcH1ruqR
— Stuart Chaplin (@StuiC) January 7, 2020
Elsewhere, this supporter called Stuart simply said “jog on” before also attaching a GIF – creative.
— Colin Watts (@wattsy59) January 7, 2020
Another fan named Colin also went in hard on Bent, asking if anybody cared about what the ex-England international thinks.
I have no idea who that idiotic man is, but does he really think Ralph would sell him in the middle of a season when we need to keep away from the relegation zone? He is our main man to do that. There is no respect from some pundits or ex players when it comes to Saints 😠 https://t.co/Ypl5c6EzSW
— Caroline Emerson (@SoftSallySaint) January 7, 2020
Meanwhile, Caroline said that she has “no idea who that idiotic man is” before asking if Bent really thinks Hasenhuttl would sell Ings in the middle of the season during a relegation battle – this fan also said that there is “no respect” from some pundits or ex-players when it comes to Southampton.
He’s at the club he loves adored by management & the fans.
He’s finally got fit after 4 years of hell, why after 1 half of a good season do presenters try & suggest he should go elsewhere ??
— Josh Richards (@JoshR1988) January 7, 2020
Why would he move to a club that he beat and why would we ever sell him
— jack (@jack76853541) January 6, 2020
It’s the dawn of a new decade in the Premier League, but how much do you know about the last 10 years?
Josh didn’t like Bent’s comments either, questioning the logic behind his words by asking why presenters would try and suggest he go elsewhere after performing well for just half a season.
Lastly, Jack also ridiculed Bent’s comments, asking why the Saints would ever consider selling him.
In other news, Southampton shouldn’t sign this target who shackled Zlatan Ibrahimovic recently…