Ings yet to sign new Southampton deal

Danny Ings joined Southampton on a permanent basis in the summer of 2019.

The Saints are understood to have paid Liverpool just shy of £20m for the hitman.

And this fee has since proven to be a real bargain, with Ings having cemented himself as one of the Premier League’s top forwards.

Last season saw Ings rack up a hefty 22 goals in 38 league outings.

And though the 28-year-old has since been hampered by fitness issues this campaign, he has nevertheless continued to impress when available.

In 13 league outings, Ings has managed to net seven and provide three assists, with the latest of his strikes having secured a 1-0 win for Southampton over Premier League champions Liverpool two weeks ago.

With Ings in such fine form, Southampton will no doubt be desperate to maintain his services for as long as possible.

The hitman, however, has less than 18 months remaining on his current deal at St. Mary’s.

And, as per a recent report from Eurosport, after being expected to pen a new contract late last year, Ings is now stalling.

Ings eyeing Champions League football

The same report would credit Tottenham with an interest in the Southampton man, with it claimed that Spurs are watching Ings’ contract situation closely and could lodge a bid for the forward in the summer.

Now, a further update on Ings’ future has been provided.

According to the Telegraph, Ings wants to return to a Champions League club this summer and is holding off on a new deal with the Saints to make sure he has the best possible chance should the opportunity present itself.

This, of course, may give Spurs something of a boost when it comes to their reported pursuit of Ings.

However, the Lilywhites are currently sat 5th in the league, one point off the top-four.

Exclusive: Danny Ings wants return to Champions League club and holds off signing new Southampton deal / @SamWallaceTel reports
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— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) January 20, 2021

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