An exciting transfer update has emerged that is sure to delight many Tottenham Hotspur supporters…
According to the Telegraph’s Matt Law, the North London outfit will once again target Southampton striker Danny Ings – to come in and play alongside Harry Kane – as new boss Nuno Santo looks to switch up their system.
It’s claimed that the Portuguese coach favours a two-man attack and desires the addition of a proven Premier League goalscorer to start next to the England captain, who the club remain determined to keep hold of.
The Saints talisman turns 29 this month and is entering the final year of his £75k-per-week contract at St Mary’s Stadium. He has made it clear that he will not sign their offer of a four-year extension, leading to the club into a likely sale – they are said to value him at around £20m.
There is a lot to take from this latest update.
Firstly, the struggling Lilywhites are looking for another striker to bolster Nuno’s frontline and in Ings, they’d be getting a very compelling option as he’s been a regular source of goals for Southampton over the last few seasons.
Indeed, the 28-year-old hit 25 goals in all competitions during the 2019/20 season and followed that up with 13 goals last term, despite all of the club’s struggles on the pitch, as per Transfermarkt.
Ings is certainly someone who could have fans on the edge of their seat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next month.
Secondly, it suggests that Spurs will be keeping hold of Kane, which would come as a huge boost to Nuno and his chances of success in N17.
Before Euro 2020, there were reports claiming that the Englishman had requested to leave the club during this transfer window, alerting several of their top-flight rivals, including Premier League champions Manchester City and Champions League winners Chelsea.
Considering Kane accounted for 54.5% of all their Premier League goals scored in 2020/21, he’d obviously be a major miss in the side.
Nuno could form a lethal-looking frontline if he’s able to secure Ings to play alongside the prolific Spurs star.
This news should leave many around North London absolutely buzzing.