Tottenham news: Bent tips Spurs to snub Vinicius clause

By Darren Bent

27th Jan, 2021 | 7:00am

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Darren Bent believes Tottenham will snub the chance to turn Carlos Vinicius’ loan stay permanent amid interest for Southampton’s Danny Ings. 

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England striker believes the Lilywhites could sign the Saints star for less than the £40million clause in the Brazilian’s contract.

As revealed by Football Insider, Spurs lead a queue of clubs interested in signing Danny Ings from Southampton if the 28-year-old does become available at St Mary’s in the near future.

Meanwhile, as confirmed by Benfica back in October, the Lilywhites have a £39.9million (€45million) clause to turn Vinicius’ loan move permanent at the end of the campaign.

The South American forward has scored six times in 12 appearances for Tottenham so far, although none of those goals have come in the Premier League.

Bent believes that while Vinicius has impressed in flashes, the eight-figure fee could convince Spurs to consider alternative options such as Ings.

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Bent told Football Insider: Vinicius has been good since he’s been there, he has stepped up in games where Harry Kane’s been out and he scored goals in the Europa and League Cup and FA Cup and things like that.

“To pay £40million for him, I’m not quite sure. I mean I’m not quite sure how much Danny Ings is going to cost but obviously he’s got less time on his contract so I think I’d say less.

“I think Spurs are in a good position here because they can bring Vinicius in permanently, though I do think £40million is a lot and now they’ve shown concrete interest in Danny Ings.

“It comes down to Danny Ings because I’m pretty sure Danny Ings is getting to a point he’s 28, where he’s been playing regular football, he seems to be over the worst of his injuries, he’s in the England squad.

“The fact is that if it goes somewhere like Spurs and his minutes dry up, all this will be taken away. If he’s getting 10 minutes here, 10 minutes there, he’s not going to have the same impact as all.”

In other news, a 23-year-old has no future at Tottenham after £13.5million deal agreed, according to Paul Robinson.