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Telegraph: Tottenham targeting Danny Ings as partner to Harry Kane

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The target also signals Espírito Santo’s attacking vision

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As preparations for the 2021-22 season are underway at Tottenham Hotspur, the club has reportedly identified a top transfer target. According to The Telegraph, Spurs are interested in Southampton’s Danny Ings as they look to change up style with new manager Nuno Espírito Santo.

The 28-year-old is looking for a move, having rejected the four year deal Southampton offered him. The idea is to have Ings play alongside Harry Kane, who the club remains committed to keeping around. Espírito Santo reportedly wants to line up his team with two forwards up top, and is looking for options to do so:

Nuno is understood to want to switch Spurs’ style to a two-man attack with a Premier League-ready goalscorer alongside the England captain. He already has Heung-min Son, with whom the club hope to finalise a new deal soon. The squad’s profile needs greater options in attack.

The forward has been linked to the club intermittently for several years now. Interest can be tracked as far back as December 2014, when Ings was a Burnley player. He eventually left for Liverpool, and then joined Southampton in 2018, initially on loan.