Noel Whelan believes Harry Winks could be a fantastic signing for Southampton this summer.
The Lowdown: Winks to be available
It has been reported that new Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo is happy to let Winks leave this summer.
So far, Southampton have made two new signings in Romain Perraud (southamptonfc.com) and Danyl Simeu (chelseafc.com) – Ralph Hasenhuttl will no doubt be eager to add more new faces to his squad before the end of the transfer window.
The Latest: Whelan urges Saints move
Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan believes Winks would be a great signing for Southampton. He said:
“I think everybody needs a player like that.
“You can look at Everton, they’ll have the money for a player like that, somebody with that sort of experience. I think most clubs will be fancying him.
“Obviously it’s whether you need a player that badly, where you don’t have that sort of player in your ranks. When you look at Leeds, we’ve got Kalvin Phillips.
“Most teams will have somebody along those kinds of lines. However, there will be teams that go: ‘Ooh, do you know what? We could maybe do with a player like that. Then we can push another player forward into that midfield area.
“I think it’s just important he gets out and starts playing again. Even Southampton, possibly, could do with a player like that.
“They play that good style of football, it’s on the deck it’s quick-paced. That to me would suit Harry Winks down to the ground.”
The Verdict: Worth a punt
Other than the 2019/20 campaign, 25-year-old Winks has never been a regular starter, but the fact both Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho were happy to have him in and arounds the Spurs squad says a lot about his ability – the former was such a fan, he even compared him to legendary Barcelona pair Xavi and Iniesta (via The Birmingham Mail).
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With 173 appearances for Tottenham (Transfermarkt) and 10 caps for England, he is a player with plenty of talent. If Espirito Santo does not want him at the club, it does not make too much sense for him to stay – if the Saints could convince him to move to St. Mary’s Stadium, they would be capturing a top talent.
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