On a recent Tottenham talk live Q&A, Alasdair Gold has claimed Harry Winks could be a ‘prime’ candidate to depart the club this summer.
Winks has found himself out of favour with Spurs boss Jose Mourinho this season, starting just seven Premier League games.
Spanish outfit Valencia were linked with a loan move for the 25-year-old in January, and Oliver Skipp’s impressive form on loan at Norwich City has only increased the feeling that Winks’ Spurs career could be coming to a close; something Gold appears to agree with.
He said: (30:34) “With Skipp coming back, I think Harry Winks is perhaps a prime one to move on. Because as an England international, as a homegrown player, which are kind of hot commodities really, next season, I think Spurs might be able to get a bit of money back there, I say get their money back, they spent nothing on him, obviously, he’s an academy player, but he might be someone they see they can get some money for.
“Obviously, links with Valencia, who, could Valencia afford him? I don’t really know if that’s the case. But I think Winks probably out of all the midfielders is potentially one where if he wants to move on, maybe the club won’t stand in his way in that respect.”
TIF Thoughts on Winks…
Winks, who is valued at £19.8 million (as per Transfermarkt), has struggled to make an impact for Spurs this season, as his low 6.38 WhoScored rating shows, and with competition for places in the Tottenham midfield stacked, it’s hard to see how his chances of claiming a starting berth in the next campaign would increase.
Skipp has earned significant praise for his performances at Carrow Road throughout 2020/21, including from Mourinho, and the youngster could be the ideal replacement for Winks.
The diminutive midfield was left out of Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad, and if Winks wants to secure a place on the plane to the 2022 World Cup, then leaving north London in search of regular game time may benefit his own career anyway.