With the Euro 2020 campaign now over, talk over Harry Kane’s future at Tottenham Hotspur could intensify over the coming weeks.
Prior to the international tournament, where Kane netted four times for England as they reached the final, there was mass speculation surrounding the 27-year-old’s future at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Various media outlets reported that the Tottenham striker had told the club he wanted to leave this summer, but football.london was told that he did not inform his employers over his desire to depart the north London outfit.
The 2020/21 Premier League Golden Boot winner is not short of suitors, with Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea all reportedly interested in his services.
However, Spurs want to keep their star striker – which is hardly surprising – and have already made a decision that affects his future with the club.
According to the Telegraph, Tottenham have made Southampton striker Danny Ings their ‘priority signing’ this summer, with a ‘firm belief’ he can spearhead Spurs’ attack alongside Kane.
The report claims that following the appointment of Nuno Espirito Santo and new managing director Fabio Paratici, there has been plenty of talk about Ings.
Daniel Levy reportedly tried to bring the former Liverpool forward to north London in 2015, before he made the switch to Merseyside.
The 28-year-old England striker has apparently made it perfectly clear to Southampton that he will not put pen-to-paper on a new four-year deal down on the south coast.
The Saints value Ings at around £20million because of his age and contractual status at St. Mary’s.
Espirito Santo wants to switch Spurs’ style to a two-man attack with a forward who has proven he can score goals in England to play alongside star striker Kane, according to the report.
But Man City are also thought to be keen on Ings this summer, meaning Tottenham could face stern competition for his signature.
Speaking about his future in May, Ings insisted he is yet to acknowledge rumours linking him with a switch away from Southampton this summer.
“I have still got a contract here. My main focus is to finish the season strong,” the striker said.
“I have not really acknowledged them [the transfer rumours]. I have just been focused on each game.”
Source by Football London