Tottenham are reportedly interested in signing former Liverpool forward Danny Ings, which could bring a financial benefit to Jurgen Klopp’s side.

According to Jeremy Wilson of The Telegraph, Spurs have made an approach over a deal for Ings as they look to bolster their squad this summer.

The report claims that Southampton are confident that they can convince Ings to sign a new deal and reject interest from elsewhere. However, Wilson also states that there is a feeling Ings is as valuable as Van Dijk was to them, who left for £75m.

Ryan Taylor, of the Daily Express, has reported that Liverpool hold a 20% sell-on clause for Ings. This means that Liverpool would receive a chunk of money if Southampton sold Ings for a profit on the fee they paid Liverpool for him – reported to be £20m.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 01: Danny Ings of Southampton heads the ball while under pressure from Roberto Firmino of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Southampton FC at Anfield on February 01, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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For example, if Tottenham did sign Ings for £75m this summer – or in a future window – Liverpool would pocket a cool £11m with Southampton making a £55m profit on the £20m they paid for Ings.


Ings was in sensational form for Southampton last season in the Premier League as he bagged 22 goals in 32 starts for the South Coast outfit. Roberto Firmino, on the other hand, was only able to score eight goals in 34 starts for the Reds on their way to the title.

Does this mean Liverpool were wrong to let go of Ings? It is a hard one to call, given he only scored seven goals in 23 starts in his first season for Southampton. If he was not given that time to develop and make mistakes, as he was at Southampton, then he may not have become the excellent goalscorer we saw last season.

Liverpool earned £20m from the sale and that figure could increase if he completes a move away from the Saints, meaning that they have been fairly compensated for his sale. If he is able to continue his sublime form in the coming seasons and consistently score 20 goals a season, however, he could be looked back on as one of those who got away from the Reds.

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