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Tottenham handed blow in Danny Ings pursuit with striker expected to sign Southampton contract

According to the Express, Tottenham Hotspur have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Southampton striker Danny Ings as manager Ralph Hasenhuttl expects him to sign a new contract.

Ings, 28, has resurrected his career since moving to Southampton in 2018 after an injury-riddled spell at Liverpool. The England international enjoyed a prolific 2019/20 campaign and while he has failed to hit the same heights this term, Ings has impressed heavily yet again.

In 30 games across all competitions, the England international has produced a tally of 13 goals and 4 assists. His form, coupled with the fact that his contract expires in less than a year, had led to interest in him from clubs including Tottenham and Manchester City. (h/t Express)

Tottenham Hotspur are linked with a move for Southampton striker Danny Ings. (GETTY Images)

Danny Ings’ contract expires in 2022 (GETTY Images)

However, any hopes of either club signing the former Burnley and Liverpool centre-forward have been shot down by Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, who believes that Ings will sign a new contract with the south coast club. (h/t Express)

 “I think he knows that we want him to stay with us as long as he wants. For us, it’s important that he stays. I am positive that it will happen, maybe not now, but maybe we will find in the next few months a chance to make this happen.”

With Carlos Vinicius unlikely to stay beyond this season and Harry Kane’s future also uncertain, signing someone like Ings would have been a great move for Tottenham Hotspur.

Southampton manager dismisses Ings exit speculations (Getty Images)

Southampton manager dismisses Ings exit speculations (Getty Images)

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However, if Hasenhuttl’s comments are to go by, then there is a strong chance that Ings ends up penning a new contract with Southampton in the coming months. Irrespective of what happens with Kane, Tottenham will need to bring in a new striker before next season.

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