Nuno Santo will surely be furious by now that Tottenham Hotspur failed to sign one of their top summer destinations in Danny Ings …
What was the word
During the off-season, The Telegraph’s Matt Law reported that the former Southampton striker was the Portuguese’s top priority during the transfer window.
It has been alleged that the 47-year-old wanted Ings to bring Harry Kane together at the top rather than to replace him when he tried to switch the Lilywhites’ system to a two-man attack – something he did in various ways at Wolves Measures had done had success.
Should Spurs have signed Ings for £ 30million?
The 29-year-old had entered the final year of his contract with St. Mary’s and is said to have turned down an offer to extend it by four years, according to Sky Sports.
Ings moved to Spurs’ top rival Aston Villa on a £ 30m deal.
One of the way went?
As expected, the very experienced talisman has already continued his good form in front of goal and emerged as a starter under Dean Smith.
In just four games, the three-time England international has hit the net twice and even provided an assist, building on his 13 goals and four assists for the humble saints last season, according to Transfermarkt.
A year earlier, Ings, valued at £ 18million, scored 22 goals in 38 league games – his best campaign ever in English football.
The Spurs have had problems in front of goal so far this season. They may have won three of their four games and are just one point behind leaders Manchester United, but they have only scored three goals from a trio of 1-0 wins and a heavy loss to Crystal Palace in which they fought heavily in attack .
Nuno described her post-game creative and goal-related issues as “a major concern” and it would certainly have made him wonder what could have been after Ings’ failure to sign in the summer.
Heung-min Son, who is currently out of action, is the only Tottenham player to close the 29-year-old’s return so far this season.
ounce synchronized a “goal machine” and an “assistance machine”, you can’t help but believe that things might have been different if Tottenham’s sporting director Fabio Paratici and Co. had sealed a change for the 5 foot 10 talisman.
It could be her biggest mistake recently, and Nuno must be mad about it.
AND in other news, Spurs are making an “incredible” monster worth £ 36million their top 2022 target, Nuno would love him …