Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur (c) Wikimedia Commons.

Tottenham Hotspur shortlist the perfect partner for Harry Kane

Harry Kane is the only regular goal-scorer at Tottenham Hotspur and Jose Mourinho is keen on adding backup to the Englishman.

Tottenham Hotspur started their Premier League campaign with a 1-0 defeat to Everton. The north Londoners had a decent game but fluffed a lot of chances in the final third. One of their main concerns was that Harry Kane was the only striker in the box and well-marked by the defence. For that reason, Jose Mourinho has highlighted the need for a second striker.

Spurs did sign Steven Bergwijn in January from PSV Eindhoven, but the Netherlands international is more of a winger and is not very lethal aerially from crosses. In addition to that, Bergwijn is just 22 and is more of a future investment as opposed to someone who can be expected to make an instant impact on the team.

Football London now reports that Tottenham have shortlisted Southampton striker Danny Ings as a potential signing in the weeks prior to deadline day. The former Liverpool marksman had a terrific campaign in front of goal last season, scoring 22 goals in 38 league matches and would be a great fit for the Lilywhites.

Ings, apart from being a very good poacher of the ball is also very good on it. That could allow Mourinho in trying a two-man frontline in a 4-4-2 formation, that may ultimately end up providing more defensive support as well. Moreover, he is not likely to cost Spurs a lot considering his age of 28.

Apart from the Southampton superstar, Spurs have looked at the likes of Andrea Belotti and Arkadiusz Milik from the Serie A and Benfica forward Carlos Vinicius has also been kept as an option. However, given the qualities possessed by Ings as well as his experience in the Premier League, it’s not hard to see why he will be the perfect target for Tottenham.