Danny Ings could be a ‘sensible signing’ for Manchester City and would ‘rating extra targets than Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus’ in Pep Guardiola’s present aspect.
However talkSPORT has been informed Tottenham also needs to be trying to signal the Southampton striker, with Darren Bent branding him the ‘excellent alternative’ ought to Harry Kane depart the north London membership.
And Bent believes that could be a very actual risk this summer season, with studies linking City with 28-year-old Ings forward of the switch window, because the Premier League leaders seek for a alternative for Aguero.
City’s main goalscorer is historical past is ready to finish his glittering profession on the Etihad in the summertime when his contract expires, and Ings is seen as an ‘attainable’ choice to switch Aguero instantly somewhat than enter the race for in-demand Erling Haaland.
Ings could possibly be accessible for a cut price worth with the previous Liverpool striker set to enter the ultimate 12 months of his Saints contract.
Southampton are prepared to make Ings the best paid participant within the membership’s historical past to tie him all the way down to a brand new deal, with a £100,000-a-week wage packet on the desk, however talkSPORT understands talks are stalling over a £20million launch clause.
Ings has revived his profession since becoming a member of Southampton from Liverpool in 2018, scoring 42 targets in 89 video games for the membership in his two-and-a-half seasons up to now.
And whereas some followers is probably not satisfied, Rangers and Scotland legend Ally McCoist insisted he’ll ‘rating for enjoyable’ in a City shirt and is healthier than their present striker choices.
“I feel he would rating extra targets than the centre forwards Manchester City play there for the time being,” stated the previous striker on Tuesday’s talkSPORT Breakfast.
“Sergio Aguero hasn’t had as a lot recreation time this season he would have favored and definitely I assumed he would get, and it appears like he’s on his method out.
“And in case you’re asking me do I feel Danny Ings would get into that aspect and rating targets – completely!
“I feel 42 targets in 89 video games with Southampton is nice figures and that may point out to me if he goes to a group like City, who create an terrible lot extra probabilities, I feel he could be battering all kinds of targets.
“That’s what he does, he scores all kinds of targets, tap-ins, chips, headers, every thing, of the goalkeeper, rebounds – he’s a prime prime finisher.
“I simply suppose that may be sensible for Manchester City and nice for him – he’d stroll up there and it might be a extremely fascinating transfer.
“I do know Southampton followers might be shouting on the wi-fi, however that’s one thing that excites me, he’d rating targets for enjoyable at City.”
And former England striker Bent agrees, saying touchdown Ings this summer season is a no brainer for City.
“If you happen to’re speaking about somebody changing Aguero, it’s nearly unattainable, you’re not going to search out somebody who can are available in and do what he has performed at that membership,” he remarked.
“However I actually like the concept of Danny Ings going there, I feel he’s a really superb centre ahead and he’s been sensible during the last couple of seasons. He has been stricken by accidents, however I feel he’d do a job there.
“You set him round higher gamers who create so many alternatives, he’s an unbelievable finisher, actually actually good finisher, so in case you put him in conditions the place he can rating aim I can assure you he’d rating extra targets in that group than Gabriel Jesus.
“The one factor that may put individuals off this signing is snobbery. Followers most likely suppose they need to be going for gamers like Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland, however signing a participant of Ings’ high quality is a no brainer.
“He’s a confirmed goalscorer within the Premier League and if I used to be at Man City, I’d get him in now, get somebody like him within the door for first rate cash, after which go after your Haalands or your Mbappes.”
However Man City received’t be the one membership after him this summer season, in accordance with Bent, who believes his outdated membership Spurs might be holding a eager eye on his state of affairs on the south coast amid the uncertainty over talisman Kane’s future.
“Different groups will need him, 100 per cent, and one membership for me personally that must take a look at him significantly is Tottenham,” added the previous striker.
“As a result of on the want of the season in the event that they don’t win something, I can see Harry Kane going, ‘sufficient is sufficient, I want to maneuver on’.
“And if Kane does go, I feel Danny Ings could be the right alternative.
“I don’t suppose it’s a case of simply Manchester City coming for him, I genuinely suppose they’ll be 4 or 5 groups – somebody for that high quality for reasonable? I can see a lot of prime groups within the Premier League going for Danny Ings.”