Tottenham chief Fabio Paratici can take advantage of ‘risk’ to land top transfer target

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Tottenham have been linked with a move to sign Danny Ings with Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl admitting the striker’s current situation is a “risk” for the club. Ings has just one year remaining on his contract at St Mary’s and was offered a new deal earlier this summer.

But reports soon emerged that Ings had turned down the opportunity to extend his stay at Southampton with the hope of sealing a move to a club playing European football this upcoming season.

There has reportedly been no approach as of yet from clubs interested in signing Ings.

Tottenham though have been credited with holding strong interest in signing the 28-year-old.

Nuno Espirito Santo wants to bring in another striker to help Harry Kane and Ings has proven in his time on the south coast to be one of the Premier League’s most lethal strikers.

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It has been claimed that a bid in the region of £25million will be enough to tempt Southampton into selling.

Southampton would prefer not to lose their star striker, but Hasenhuttl has given Tottenham hope of striking a deal.

“Messages like he doesn’t accept our contract, he doesn’t want to extend his contract, doesn’t help nobody – not him, not us,” he told BBC.


“I don’t know who sent these messages, it’s not coming from our side, definitely not.

“We have no interest in blaming the player or finding that he’s not feeling good here at this club, no interest in not helping perform the best he can for us. It’s his position and if it’s like this, it would be a pity.

“He’s our player for another year, we paid a lot of money for him. When we brought him here, we invested a lot to get him to the highest level and how he is at the moment.

“We stuck with him with all these injuries he had, gave him the time to recover, gave him the time to perform.

“There’s no reason to sell him, but it’s always a risk for the player when you go into your final year without a contract.

“That’s why it’s never good for nobody, not for us, not for him, because you never know what can happen in football – injuries can happen, which nobody wants.

“People on our team are telling him what to do, we have our opinions about what we want him to do.

“He’s our player and we’d love him to be here, but one thing is also clear – when he is not extending his contract, that it is not a perfect situation for him, it’s not a perfect situation for us.”

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