Report: Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane talks up friendship with claimed transfer target Danny Ings

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane knows opponent and potential teammate next season Danny Ings 'very well'.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has been talking about Burnley striker Danny Ings ahead of Wednesday night's FA Cup clash, speaking to The Mirror.

The Mail reported at the weekend that Spurs are considering making a January move this month for the 22-year-old.

Kane said: “I know him very well from the Under-21s. It will be good to see him again and be up against him.”

"They all seem to be coming through at once, it’s great for the country and great for us. Everybody is confident at the moment."

If Tottenham do move for Ings, then could have a potential England strike pairing of the future, with the pair having a chance to lead the line at the under-21 European Championships this summer, with another Spurs linked star, Saido Berahino also in the mix.

Ings is a far cheaper option, as his contract expires at the end of the season. This could give Burnley cause for cashing in this month, but they still will be entitled to a compensation package to be decided by tribunal if he leaves on a free as he is a homegrown player under-23.

The Burnley forward has performed strongly this season, with his Premier League statistics not too far off Kane's.

  PositionTeamGoalsAssistsKey PassesScoring V Shooting AccuracyAppearances
Harry Kane FW Tottenham 8 2 13 19% 17
Danny Ings FW Burnley 6 3 19 11% 18

Ings has only two less goals in the Premier League than Kane, although the Tottenham striker also has a superior conversion rate, his exploits in a relegation threatened Burnley side are to be commended.

For the sake of his own future, Ings will feel he is right to keep his options open, but before Spurs can think about making a move to sign him - they need to find a way to stop him ruining their FA Cup dream at White Hart Lane this evening.

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