Danny Mills has suggested Tottenham talisman Harry Kane could drop into the number 10 role if they signed Danny Ings.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England defender claimed the England captain could follow the lead of Wayne Rooney by dropping deeper towards the end of his career.
Football Insider revealed Spurs have a “concrete” interest in signing Ings and have made contact over a potential deal.
The Saints’ leading goalscorer’s future is in the balance as he enters the final 18 months of his contract and is hesitant to commit his future amid fears manager Ralph Hasenhutl could leave the club.
“Danny Ings is in his late 20s now so it’s probably going to be his last big deal,” Mills told Football Insider.
“When it runs out he’s going to be into his 30s so he’s probably thinking ‘now or never that I need to cash in for my future.’ And I completely understand that.
“He’s probably thinking ‘Right OK, I’m in a hot vein of form.’
“Injuries and medicals will always come into it but he’s overcome some very, very difficult injuries which is all credit to him.
“Could he play as a two up front with Harry Kane? Why not? Quite possibly. Could Harry Kane play in a slighter deeper role as a number 10 as we saw Wayne Rooney do towards the end of his career and drop into that position?
“For Tottenham or another big club, a Man City, whoever it might be, it would be a fantastic option.”
While Kane has maintained his fine goalscoring form this season, he has drawn praise for his incredible assist record too.
The 27-year-old has scored 12 goals and provided 11 assists in 18 Premier League games this campaign.