Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks would be interested in a move to Southampton this summer, transfer insider Dean Jones has claimed.
The Lowdown: Winks’ playing time
Since the arrival of Rodrigo Bentancur at the end of January, the former England international’s playing time with Spurs has decreased significantly. In the Lilywhites’ last five Premier League games, the 26-year-old has played just 17 minutes of football.
As a result, reports have claimed that both Crystal Palace and Southampton are keen on signing the midfielder in the summer transfer window.
The Latest: Jones’ claim on Winks
Jones believes that a move to St Mary’s would be the best option for Winks, who could jump at the chance to join the Saints.
Speaking with GiveMeSport, the journalist claimed: “If everything comes together for them, I think he would be interested in it, so I think Southampton are on the right path.”
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The Verdict: Lack of midfield options
Southampton have a limited number of options in the midfield department. Whilst James Ward-Prowse and Oriol Romeu have been leading the charge, the only other senior option in the engine room is youngster Ibrahima Diallo.
Therefore, a player with Winks’ experience in the top flight (124 Premier League appearances) would surely be of great use to this Saints side, as it would allow for more frequent rotation.
Having described a number of the 26-year-old’s performances as “amazing“, former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino once compared the player to the likes of Andres Iniesta and Xavi in the midfield, illustrating his calm presence on the ball.
Therefore, with limited game-time expected under Antonio Conte, a move to Southampton could be the best option for Winks’ career, and Jones seems to think it is very much viable.
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