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Reason why Tottenham did not sign 29-year-old England international in the summer

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Tottenham Hotspur did not sign Danny Ings in the summer because he was too expensive

According to The Telegraph, Tottenham Hotspur did not get a deal over the line for Danny Ings this summer as they deemed him too expensive based on the combined cost of his transfer fee and wages

Spurs changed quite a few things this summer as they hired ex-Juventus football director Fabio Paratici to bring in quality signings to the club. The Italian adopted a good strategy of signing young players as he got in the likes of Pape Matar Sarr, Cristian Romero, Bryan Gil, and Emerson Royal.

However, one signing that would have broken that age barrier and Spurs could have completed was that of Danny Ings. The 29-year-old was on the market, but Tottenham failed to get a deal over the line as they believed that the funds to finance a move and pay the Englishman’s wages would be too costly.

Danny Ings' was linked with a move to Spurs this summer. 

Danny Ings’ was linked with a move to Spurs this summer.  (GETTY Images)

Harry Kane remains the only senior striker at the club, after Tottenham failed in their attempts to sign Serie A forwards Dusan Vlahovic and Lautaro Martinez.  This has led to Kane playing all the games in September– a huge challenge for somebody who returned late from pre-season and has had to feature in 5 games in 14 days.

It is, thus, no surprise that the English forward has failed to score a goal in the Premier League till now. However, Spurs will count themselves lucky because they at least managed to keep the 28-year-old at the club, despite uncertainty around his future all summer.

Tottenham Hotspur could not sign Ings due to insufficient funds. (imago Images)

Tottenham Hotspur could not sign Ings due to insufficient funds. (imago Images)

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While Spurs did fail to land Ings, the club are now targeting a deal for the Englishman’s teammate at new club Aston Villa, Ollie Watkins. While a deal is being weighed up for the 26-year-old, it remains to be seen if Tottenham do have the funds to sign the striker.

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