Date: 5th August 2021 at 5:42pm
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It has been a remarkable few months at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. 

The summer started terribly as hitman Harry Kane said he wanted to leave Spurs just before the end of the Premier League season.

Then culminated a mad two months where Spurs interviewed and either rejected, or were rejected by Antonio Conte, Paulo Fonseca, Gennaro Gattuso and Erik Ten Hagg, prompting fan confusion.

After finally settling on former Wolves and Porto manager Nuno Espirito Santo, his first job has been to bat away question after question about Kane’s future at the club.

Now it appears Spurs were in the driving seat to sign Danny Ings from Southampton, but pulled out of the deal due to his high wage demands, according to The Boot Room.

Ings scored 46 goals in 100 Premier League appearances for Southampton.

The former Southampton striker instead completed a shock £30 million move to Aston Villa, after spending three seasons at the St Mary’s Stadium.

Ings could have been the perfect replacement for Kane, but instead he put pen-to-paper on a contract with the Villans reportedly worth £120,000 per week.

It’s news which will frustrate Spurs fans who are anxious about the upcoming campaign.

While Atalanta central defender Cristian Romero looks set to complete a £47 million move, the Lilywhites could still have a huge hole to fill in their frontline should Kane move on.

Not signing Ings, who scored 13 goals in 33 appearances for Saints last season, could prove to be very costly.

 
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