Darren Bent has urged Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to go out and sign Southampton striker Danny Ings in the January transfer window – describing the possibility as a “no-brainer.”
Tottenham are expected to be without Harry Kane for around two months after he suffered a hamstring in the defeat to the Saints on New Year’s Day – leaving them with no senior strikers available ahead of a testing period, which includes the return of the Champions League next month and a number of Premier League and FA Cup games.
Jose Mourinho is likely to ask either Heung Min Son or Lucas Moura to fill in for the England captain, but Bent thinks that signing Ings, who has scored 15 goals in all competitions this term – including a fine winner against Spurs last week – would be their best option.
Spurs do have 17-year-old forward Troy Parrott at their disposal, but the teenager, who has made just two senior appearances, is thought to be too inexperienced.
Bent told talkSPORT: “If Spurs go and get Danny Ings, and he scored five or six before Kane returns, I don’t think Kane walks back into the team. I know Kane is one of the world’s best, but he would have to be patient.
“For me, that’s a perfect fit. If Daniel Levy was to be serious and go and get Ings, it would be a great signing. He is not the guy that scores the fourth or fifth goal, he is the man that scores the first goal – the important one – when games are tight.
“It’s a no-brainer. Spurs should go and get Danny Ings.”