Pete O’Rourke believes that Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks would be ‘a real coup’ for Rangers.
The English midfielder missed out on a squad place on the opening day of the season against Southampton, as Spurs demolished the Saints 4-1. And, with just a matter of weeks until the summer transfer window slams shut, Winks may be forced to find game-time elsewhere.
With that said, O’Rourke believes that the Spurs midfielder would be ‘a real coup’ for Rangers, telling GiveMeSport: “If Rangers were to land Harry Winks it would be a real coup and getting into the Champions League could be pretty key to signing someone like him. We all know that Tottenham are open to offers, but if he was to be sold on a permanent basis, it would be for a big price tag, which might be out of Rangers’ reach.”
So far in the Scottish Premiership this season, Rangers have made it three wins from three, whilst also progressing in the Champions League qualifying rounds, in which they next face PSV Eindhoven. Gaining a place in the Champions League, as O’Rourke said, will go a long way in attracting certain targets.
TIF Thoughts on O’Rourke’s comments…
We’d have to agree with O’Rourke when saying that Winks would be a real coup for Rangers. This is a player with Champions League experience, who has also played at international level. Yet, whilst having that experience, Winks is still only 26, and should be entering his prime.
According to WhoScored, last season, the Spurs man managed a passing accuracy of 88.2%, which betters that of Ryan Jack’s record of 89.2% in the last campaign. So, it seems as though Winks carries that similar trust-worthy nature on the ball to the likes of those already in Rangers’ midfield, whilst also potentially having that extra experience.
There’s still time for Rangers to make more moves in the transfer window. After a perfect start to the season, however, it remains to be seen whether they opt for further reinforcements.