Southampton boss Hasenhuttl provides Danny Ings contract update amid Spurs links

Southampton boss Hasenhuttl provides Danny Ings contract update amid Spurs links

Ralph Hasenhuttl has provided a brief update on Southampton’s negotiations with star man Danny Ings, over the possibility of a new contract.

Saints standout

Prolific hitman Ings has of course enjoyed another solid campaign to date.

The 28-year-old has reestablished himself as one of English football’s most feared strikers over the last 18 months, proving a key cog in an impressive Southampton side.

After racking up an impressive 22 goals in the Premier League last season, Ings, despite fitness concerns, has since directly contributed to a further 10 goals in 17 league appearances this time around.

Such exploits had helped Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men to a surprise challenge for European football earlier in the campaign, though the Saints have since slipped off the pace of the top-6.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: Che Adams of Southampton celebrates with teammates Jannik Vestergaard, Danny Ings and Theo Walcott after scoring their team's first goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Sheffield United at St Mary's Stadium on December 13, 2020 in Southampton, England. A limited number of spectators (2000) are welcomed back to stadiums to watch elite football across England. This was following easing of restrictions on spectators in tiers one and two areas only. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 13: Che Adams of Southampton celebrates with teammates Jannik Vestergaard, Danny Ings and Theo Walcott after scoring their team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Sheffield United at St Mary’s Stadium on December 13, 2020 in Southampton, England. A limited number of spectators (2000) are welcomed back to stadiums to watch elite football across England. This was following easing of restrictions on spectators in tiers one and two areas only. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

‘He wants to stay’

As such, it goes without saying that Southampton are no doubt keen to keep hold of Ings for as long as possible.

With such impressive production, however, comes inevitable outside interest.

And recent weeks have seen one outfit in particular persistently tipped to launch an offensive in a bid to land the Saints’ star performer.

The side in question? Tottenham.

Amid suggestions that Ings is stalling on putting pen to paper on a new deal at St. Mary’s, the north Londoners have been named as a potential summer landing spot.

In turn, speaking during his latest press conference on Tuesday afternoon, it came as little surprise when Ralph Hasenhuttl was asked for an update on the status of negotiations between club and player.

The Austrian, however, opted to remain relatively tight-lipped, albeit whilst reassuring the Southampton faithful that Ings ‘wants to stay’:

‘We are in negotiations with the player. There is nothing more to say about that. If there are any rumours out there, it’s not on me to comment. It’s always coming from the same direction. It doesn’t make sense to comment.’

‘Everyone knows that he is an important player for us. He wants to stay with us. There is not a reason to speak about it here with the media.’

Quotes via Goal

 

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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