Gabby Agbonlahor would keep at Southampton if he was Danny Ings amid switch curiosity within the England striker from Tottenham.
Spurs are reportedly lining up a summer time transfer for the ahead as Saints ponder what to do with their star man ought to he not wish to signal a brand new deal.
Ings has held off penning a brand new contract together with his present phrases set to run out in 2022 as he’s stated to be contemplating his future.
talkSPORT’s switch knowledgeable Alex Criminal experiences that the striker is pleased with the non-public phrases, which might see him grow to be Saints’ highest paid participant ever, however the stumbling block is over a launch clause.
Manger Ralph Hasenhuttl was requested concerning the scenario with the 28-year-old forward of Tuesday’s FA Cup third spherical defeat of Shrewsbury.
“We’ve for the time being, a difficult scenario for each membership I feel within the Premier League,” the Southampton supervisor stated.
“All people is dropping some huge cash on this disaster we’re going by means of. We are able to solely do what we’re capable of and what’s wholesome for us.
“I feel Danny exhibits us that he needs to be with the membership, we all know that he’s an essential participant for us.
“I hope that we discover an settlement and eventually he stays with us. If not, life will go on, and this membership may even exist and, hopefully, we are able to discover a means that we are able to each stay with.”
Ings solely joined Southampton on a everlasting deal in 2019, following a 12 months on mortgage, for round £20million from Liverpool.
Final season, he hit 22 Premier League objectives and narrowly missed out on the Golden Boot to Jamie Vardy.
His time at Liverpool was hampered by a severe knee damage and there might but be a chance to affix a high six facet – with Ings stated to need Champions League soccer.
Former Aston Villa striker Agbonlahor believes a transfer to Spurs doesn’t make as a lot sense as heading to Tottenham’s north London rivals as a result of presence of Harry Kane.
Talking on Wednesday’s talkSPORT Breakfast, Agbonlahor stated: ”It’s very powerful, isn’t it? You see what occurred at Liverpool with him. He didn’t get a lot recreation time.
“Southampton is a membership he feels at house at and he’s enjoying soccer and entering into the England squad.
“Does he wish to transfer now and play second option to Harry Kane at Spurs? That might value him a spot on the Euros!
“For me, I’d keep the place I’m and attempt to come to an settlement with Southampton.
“He would go well with Arsenal for the time being. You take a look at [Alexandre] Lacazette and he’s come into some first rate kind, however you place Ings into that Arsenal crew for the time being and he would positively rating objectives.
“However Southampton followers might argue that Southampton may end above Arsenal this season.
“He’s in all probability considering to himself, ‘I’m on fireplace right here, I’m scoring week in, week out, and I’m one of many higher strikers within the league, so that is my likelihood at 28 to get that huge deal and signal a 4 or five-year contract’.
“You need what you’re price. In case you’re chatting with different gamers and so they’re incomes a certain quantity, he’ll be considering, ‘I deserve the cash’.
“As a lot as he loves it at Southampton, if it’s his final massive pay day he’s in all probability considering I must get it.”