Tottenham Hotspur are continuing their pursuit of bringing in a striker before the transfer window shuts. According to Alasdair Gold of football.london, Spurs have numerous avenues to explore in regard to bringing in a striker, with Southampton forward Danny Ings now reportedly among them. Jose Mourinho also stated last week that he and the board were confident of landing a striker before October 6th.
It seems that Spurs would prefer to bring in a forward on-loan, with an opportunity to make the deal permanent. However, the club are not even close to bringing in a striker and are likely to need all the time left this window.
Danny Ings Among Striker Options for Tottenham Hotspur
Spurs Have Drawn up Wish-List
The club’s attempt to bring in support for Harry Kane has not yet been successful. Spurs are seeking an attacker for the long-term but also one that lies within their financial parameters. Tottenham’s insistence of a loan to buy transfer would certainly benefit them, but this type of deal is tough to negotiate with the selling club.
Metz front-man Habib Diallo is a player that ticks all boxes for Jose Mourinho and is believed to be keen to join Spurs. Elsewhere, Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius and Torino’s Andrea Belotti have been targeted the Lilywhites.
Napoli forward Arkadiusz Milik has also been heavily linked with the club. The Polish forward only has nine months left on his contract and, after scoring 14 goals in Serie A last season, is a wanted man. However, the two clubs have faced difficulties in moving forward with the transfer.
Milik’s wage demands are an issue from a Spurs perspective, whereas Napoli are concerned about Milik’s playing time with Harry Kane being a dominant figure at the club.
Tottenham’s Search in England
Spurs have also been considering home-grown strikers in order to avoid issues with foreign player limits. Callum Wilson was considered before his £20 million move to Newcastle United. However, Spurs were unwilling to pay that fee for a slightly older player. Tottenham were also interested in Ollie Watkins, but could not justify spending £33 million for the player who impressed in England’s second tier.
It is now believed that Spurs are considering making a move for Southampton striker Danny Ings. The Englishman finished the 2019/20 campaign as the runner-up to the golden boot, finishing the season with 22 goals.
Spurs have a strong long-held interest in Ings but believe he would come with a hefty price tag. Tottenham will also face the problem that Ings would want regular game-time, which is something that they probably cannot offer.