Blow for Tottenham: Danny Ings has 'got his sights set' on Manchester switch



Posted Tuesday, July 20, 2021 by 101 GREAT GOALS

Blow for Tottenham: Danny Ings has 'got his sights set' on Manchester switch

Word stemming from the English media on Monday suggests that Southampton star Danny Ings is eyeing a move to one of Manchester's giants this summer.

Saints standout

Prolific hitman Ings is fresh off the back of another solid campaign.

The 28-year-old has long reestablished himself as one of English football's finest strikers, proving a key cog in an impressive Southampton side.

After racking up a stellar 22 goals in the Premier League in 2019/20, Ings, despite fitness concerns, went on to find the net a further 12 times across 29 league appearances last time out.

He also notched a respectable four assists.

Such exploits helped Ralph Hasenhuttl's men to a surprise challenge for European football early in the campaign, though the Saints eventually slipped well off the pace of the top-6.

Blow for Tottenham: Danny Ings has 'got his sights set' on Manchester switch
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 13: Che Adams of Southampton celebrates with teammates Jannik Vestergaard, Danny Ings and Theo Walcott after scoring their team's first goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Sheffield United at St Mary's Stadium on December 13, 2020 in Southampton, England. A limited number of spectators (2000) are welcomed back to stadiums to watch elite football across England. This was following easing of restrictions on spectators in tiers one and two areas only. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Manchester bound?

As such, it goes without saying that Southampton will no doubt be keen to keep hold of Ings for as long as possible.

With such impressive production, however, comes inevitable outside interest.

The latter months of the season, for example, saw one outfit in particular persistently tipped to launch an offensive in a bid to land the Saints' star performer.

The side in question? Tottenham.

Recent reports, meanwhile, suggest that the Lilywhites remain altogether keen on Ings' signature, with new boss Nuno Espirito Santo eager to pair the English international with star man Harry Kane.

Blow for Tottenham: Danny Ings has 'got his sights set' on Manchester switch
Southampton's English striker Danny Ings reaceives medical attention before having to leave the game during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Manchester City at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on December 19, 2020 (Photo by PAUL CHILDS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

As outlined above, however, if the latest word stemming from the media on Monday is anything to go by, then Nuno and co. look set to be dealt an imminent blow in their pursuit of the Southampton man.

This comes amid claims that Ings has his sights set firmly elsewhere.

According to Alex Crook, transfer correspondent at talkSPORT, the 28-year-old is keen to link up with one of Manchester's two heavyweight clubs this summer:

'He's got his sights set on Manchester United or Man City.'

Significantly, though, it is also added that:

'I'm not sure either of those clubs are going to start banging on the door.'

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