According to The Guardian, Tottenham have made an approach to sign Southampton striker Danny Ings.
The England international enjoyed a superb 2019/2020 campaign for the Saints, scoring 25 times in just 42 games across all competitions, narrowly missing out on the Premier League’s Golden Boot award to Leicester’s Jamie Vardy.
Now, The Guardian claim that Spurs are very much interested in luring Ings to north London, but have seen a formal approach for the 28-year-old turned down by Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.
The report adds that the Lilywhites have yet to make an official bid for the player though, with Southampton still hopeful of tying down the centre-forward to a new contract.
If Spurs are to sign one genuine striker in this summer transfer window, then Ings surely has to be right at the front of the queue.
As the report suggests, a deal with Southampton is unlikely to be easy to do, but the 28-year-old has proven himself to be a quality striker at Premier League level.
His exploits in a Southampton side that suffered a disastrous start to last season, including a 9-0 thrashing at home to Leicester, is a testament to his abilities, with Spurs themselves being silenced by his performances.
He scored an excellent winner at the turn of the year when he left Toby Alderweireld on the floor with a neat flick over the top, before rifling home with his left foot.
If Daniel Levy can land the £75k-a-week earning marksman before the close of the window, Spurs could have an elite strike-force.