Danny Ings has had the perfect training if he is to sign for Tottenham this summer

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Danny Ings has been brought up in a system which sets him in great stead for Tottenham.

Ings, currently turning out for Premier League strugglers Burnley, is expected to leave the club this summer and sign for another top flight side.

Reports by the Daily Mail suggest that Tottenham are in the driving seat for his signature, although Liverpool are also interested in securing the 22-year-old forward, but it is a transfer to Spurs which makes most sense.

Not only will Ings be linking up with his England Under-21 teammate Harry Kane - who could potentially be the Three Lions future strike force - but he will be signing for a club with whom he would be guaranteed playtime whilst fighting for European football.

Tottenham are the perfect match for Ings, and Ings is the perfect match for Spurs, thanks to the system he has been utilised in at Burnley.

Although not playing in a high-pressing team, Ings has worked under Sean Dyche, whose entire philosophy is based around fitness and work-rate to ensure strong results.

The coach focuses upon fitness training so he can name a small squad, and see his players work harder than their contemporaries to make up for a lack of talent. This philosophy may not be enough to see them claim top flight survival, but it is enough to prove that certain players can make the step up.

Ings is one of these players, who has bought into that system whilst retaining his undoubted goalscoring ability. Not only has he retained this ability, it has improved due to his newfound fitness that sees him traversing every inch of the final third of the pitch in an effort to win the ball back.

This is the kind of play that Mauricio Pochettino has brought to Spurs, with a focus on fitness to guarantee his high pressing system can remain in place for every minute of every game.

Harry Kane has shown signs of dropping off in the last few weeks, and although Ings has not had the same goal return as Kane, his ability to run the channels and force mistakes is still there heading into the last games of the season.

Ings has had the perfect upbringing if he is to be a success at Spurs, and he should greatly prosper in Pochettino’s system. It is up to the club to make a move for the young forward, with him unlikely to be as great a success at any club other than the one based in North London.

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