Frank McAvennie says the obvious fact that Son Heung-min and Harry Kane are the first-choice attacking pairings at Tottenham might scupper their move for Danny Ings.
The Lilywhites have been linked with the Southampton contract rebel as the 28-year-old considers if he should remain on the South Coast or move to a bigger team.
Although Tottenham signed Carlos Vinicius on loan from Benfica in the last transfer window, they have continued to be linked with a move for another striker.
This is partly because Vinicius hasn’t impressed enough to be trusted with a Premier League start.
Ings, on the other hand, has continued to prove his class in the competition and would walk straight into most starting XI’s.
McAvennie thinks signing the former Liverpool man would be good for Tottenham, but he doubts the attacker would want to make the move, knowing full well that he would be behind Kane and Son in the pecking order.
McAvennie said to Football Insider: “Spurs have a lot of games, so there could be room for Ings there.
“Harry Kane is also coming a lot deeper now, even though he is still scoring a lot of goal. He has added a new attribute to his game so maybe Mourinho thinks Ings could play with Kane.
“On the flip-side, I do not know if he would go because Son and Kane are first choice there.
“Ings is an amazing player. I would love to see him at West Ham, he would be ideal. He is a natural goalscorer.”