Aston Villa journalist Luke Hatfield of the Express and Star wouldn’t be surprised to see Aston Villa target a move for Harry Winks.
According to Football Insider, Tottenham’s sporting director Fabio Paratici is set to listen offers for the midfielder this summer having lost his place following a tricky season in north London, and The Telegraph have reported he is a target for Villa.
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Winks made just a handful of Premier League starts for Spurs, and is likely to be moved on, especially with highly-rated Oliver Skipp expected to be part of Nuno Espirito Santo’s first-team set-up.
Dean Smith has already made his intentions clear by signing Emiliano Buendia for a record fee, whilst James Ward-Prowse and Emile Smith-Rowe have already been identified as potential additions.
And Hatfield told The Transfer Tavern that Winks could slot nicely into Villa’s midfield:
“Someone who can fit into a role in midfield, and it’s an area Villa do want to look at.
“Particularly in that holding midfield role, so it wouldn’t surprise me if they were interested in a player like him, but we’re yet to see any firm bid or offer, but it does strike you as one of those signings that would suit Villa with Premier League experience.”
Villa are clearly targeting young players that are already in the Premier League.
And whilst last term was a difficult one for Winks, he has proved already himself at the highest level, and would fit the profile that Smith is trying to look for.
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