Danny Ings is expected to leave Southampton at the end of the season due to interest in him two of the biggest clubs in the Premier League, according to Emile Heskey.
The former Liverpool player is enjoying the shape of his career, with ten goals scored by the club and the national team. The Santos star looks like a good bet to be part of the England team for the European Championship.
However, with his current agreement with St Mary’s due to expire in June 2022, Southampton is eager to tie him to an extension. However, with Manchester City and Tottenham linked, The Saints face a difficult task when tying him up.
In fact, José Mourinho is still looking for a solid striker to provide coverage and competition for Harry Kane. City, in turn, needs a new number 9, with Sergio Aguero about to depart on a free shuttle. Four renowned European teams are linked to a move to the Argentine record.
In fact, Heskey encouraged the 28-year-old to move this summer for another chance at the big moment.
Asked by HiTC if he thinks Ings will leave the Saints, he said: “He would definitely be looking. He has been very unlucky with injuries, but has shown on many occasions that he has the ability and can score goals – and different types of goals.
“His goal the other day was phenomenal, the technique. He has an immense understanding of the game, when he plays up front with Che Adams, I love it.
“When I was playing ahead with Michael [Owen] or Robbie [Fowler], we were always looking for each other – it’s all about linking.
“The defensive side of that, he wants to do that too. He’s a manager’s dream. And now he is probably saying; ‘I want to win some things now, I want to be an important part of a winning team’.
“It can be exciting,” he continued. “They have Son, which I think is fantastic, but he can play in different positions, he can play on the sides.
“Kane and Ings they are both intelligent football players. They must have played together with England too, so there must be an understanding, “said Heskey, adding:” It would be a great move for him. “
Hasenhuttl wants to tie up Ings
Ralph Hasenhuttl, chief of the Saints takes his side to face Leeds on Tuesday night in a reorganized Premier League game.
He knows the importance of Ings for his team, but remains cautious about the chances of tying him up.
“We are trying to extend his contract. Yes, it’s no secret, ” the Austrian said.
“We are in negotiations, but at the moment we have a complicated situation, the Premier League, where all clubs are losing money.
“We can only do what we can and that is why we are looking.
He added. “Danny shows that he wants to be with us, that he wants to be with the club. I hope we find a deal. “
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