The summer transfer window will be a huge indication of what the Jose Mourinho era has in store for Tottenham Hotspur.
The north London outfit were linked with a host of strikers in the January transfer window in a desperate attempt to replace the injured Harry Kane.
However, the club failed to recruit a new forward and have been left without a recognised forward for the remainder of the season.
That Jose Mourinho is longing for July 1st suggests that Spurs will be active in the market this summer.
While Spurs need a complete revamp of their back-line, adding a striker to the squad will be their most necessary addition to the squad.
Spurs were not heavily linked with Ings in January but reports emerged hinting at potential interest.
The English forward has become Southampton’s most reliable players under Ralph Hasenhüttl, averaging a league goal every 122 minutes.
Ings is the fourth-highest goalscorer in the Premier League this season with fifteen goals, which signifies exactly why Spurs should attempt to sign him in the summer.
However, the Southampton man may think twice this time before making another hefty career move.
The 27-year-old is enjoying his highest goal scoring season in the Premier League and he should not interrupt his form with a move away anytime soon.
The last time Ings moved to a big Premier League club from Burnley to Liverpool it did not prove to be a success, and the Englishman could be in danger of tarnishing his career yet again if he forces a move away from the Saints.
The highly-rated Luka Jovic has failed to impress Zinedine Zidane since arriving from Eintracht Frankfurt in June.
The man that was tipped to become one of the best strikers in European football has only scored two goals in 15 La Liga appearances this season.
Despite failing at Madrid so far, Jovic is only 22 years old and showcased his goal scoring capabilities at Frankfurt with 27 goals last season. The Serbian has previously admitted that his style of play is better suited to the Bundesliga or the Premier League, so Spurs could be the perfect fit.
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho reportedly held discussions with Madrid president Florentino Perez over a potential move in January, however, the north London club were only looking for a loan deal to replace Harry Kane as a quick fix.
With the summer transfer window looming, Daniel Levy should consider a permanent move.
The Russian striker emerged as a transfer target in the late stages of the January transfer window. Dzyuba admitted that Spurs made contact over a potential move but the Russian club blocked Tottenham’s offer as they weren’t willing to sell in the New Year.
The Zenit St Petersburg forward has been prolific in front of goal this season and has contributed to 33 goals in 41 games – scoring 23 and assisting 10.
Statistics indicate that Dzyuba would be a suitable option should Harry Kane continue to suffer with long-term injuries.
The 31-year-old has a similar style of play to Harry Kane, a strong, physical striker who likes to hold the ball up, which suggests he would be the most suitable forward to play second fiddle to the Spurs talisman.
The club could return for Dzyuba in the summer, who would be available on a free transfer if he sees out his contract.
This could be an ideal signing for Daniel Levy who certainly enjoys a bargain.