According to Emile Heskey, Danny Ings will likely leave Southampton at the end of the season amid interest in him from two of the Premier League’s biggest clubs.
The ex-Liverpool man is enjoying his career form, having scored 10 goals for club and country. The Saints star looks like a good bet to be part of England’s European Championship squad.
However, with his current contract with St Mary’s expiring in June 2022, Southampton are keen to tie it to an extension. However, with Manchester City and Tottenham are both linked, The saints face a difficult task in tying it up.
Indeed, Jose Mourinho is still looking for a solid striker to provide cover and competition for Harry Kane. City, meanwhile, need a new No.9 with Sergio Aguero set to go on a free transfer. Four renowned European teams have been linked with a move for the Argentinian, record holder.
Indeed, Heskey urged the 28-year-old to pass this summer for another crack at the big time.
Ask by HiTC if he thought Ings would leave the Saints, he said, “He would sure watch.” He’s been so unlucky with injuries, but he’s shown, on several occasions, that he has the ability and that he can score goals – and different types of goals.
“His goal the other day was phenomenal, technique. He has a huge understanding of the game, when he plays in front of Che Adams, I love it.
“When I was playing in front of Michael [Owen] or Robbie [Fowler], we were always looking for each other – it’s all about the connection.
“On the defensive side, he wants to do that too. It’s a manager’s dream. And now he’s probably saying; “I want to win stuff now, I want to be a major part of a winning team.”
“It could be exciting,” he continued. “They have Son, which I think is fantastic, but he can play in different positions, he can play on the wings.
“Kane and Ings are both smart footballers. They had to play for England as well, so there has to be a deal, “Heskey said, adding:” It would be a big decision for him.
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Hasenhuttl wants to tie Ings
The patron saint of Saints Ralph Hasenhuttl sides with Leeds on Tuesday night in revamped Premier League game.
He knows how important Ings is to his side but remains cautious about their chances of tying him up.
“We are trying to extend his contract. Yes, it’s no secret, ” the Austrian said.
“We are in negotiations but at the moment we have a delicate situation in the Premier League where each club is losing money.
“We can only do what we can do and that is why we are looking.
He added. “Danny shows he wants to be with us, that he wants to be with the club. I hope we will find an agreement. “
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