Campbell backs Tottenham to sign Ings after source's 'concrete' reveal
Kevin Campbell has claimed Southampton striker Danny Ings could be “one of the players” who replaces Harry Kane at Tottenham.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker heaped praise on Ings, 28, and claimed he could fill some of the void that would be left if Kane, 27, departed this summer.
Manchester City have had an initial bid of £100million rejected by Spurs and they are expected to return with a higher offer later in the window.
Football Insider revealed on January 20th that Tottenham are keen on Ings and a source has updated to reveal they have a “concrete interest” in signing him this summer.
As reported by The Athletic‘s David Ornstein (5th July), the ex-Liverpool striker has rejected a lucrative new contract offer from Southampton.
He has 12 months left on his current deal.
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When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs if Ings fits the bill for Spurs, Campbell said:
“Spurs can try and convince Kane but I truly believe that he is off.
“I think Danny Ings is someone who would be a great replacement for Kane. Of course he could not replace all of the goals and assists that Kane gets but he could certainly help out with a fair few goals. He’s a top striker.
“Kane’s stats last season were incredible. To be top of the goal and assist charts is unheard of. He had a dream season.
“You have to try and replace him somehow though and Ings has had a couple of very good seasons at Southampton.
“He could be one of the players they bring in if Kane leaves.”