Tottenham should move for ‘immense’ Saints star, says Heskey

Date published: Monday 22nd February 2021 8:02

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Emile Heskey has suggested that Tottenham should try to sign Southampton striker Danny Ings this summer.

The forward has enjoyed a career resurgence since he left Liverpool in 2018. He has had a great two-and-a-half-year spell with the Saints.

In this time, he has 42 goals from 89 appearances. This was helped by a prolific season in 2019/20, as he scored 25 times in all competitions.

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Ings has been linked with a move away from Southampton of late. His contract is set to expire at the end of the 2021/22 campaign.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Heskey claimed that a move to Tottenham could tempt Ings away from the Saints:

“He would definitely be looking (at a move). He’s been so unlucky with injuries but he’s shown, on many occasions, that he’s got ability and he can score goals – and different types of goals.

“His goal the other day was phenomenal. The technique! He’s got an immense understanding of the game, when he plays up front with Che Adams, I love it.

“When I was playing up front with Michael (Owen) or Robbie (Fowler), we were always looking for each other – its all about the link-up.

“The defensive side of it, he wants to do that as well. He’s a manager’s dream. And now he’s probably saying; ‘I want to win some stuff now, I want to be a major part of a team winning stuff’.

“(An Ings and Kane partnership) could be exciting. They’ve got Son, who I think is fantastic, but he can play in different positions, he can play on the wings. Kane and Ings are both intelligent footballers, they must have played together with England as well so there must be an understanding.

“That would be a great move for him.”

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