Reliable reporters Sami Mokbel and Adrian Kajumba of The Daily Mail have now shared a promising Southampton transfer update involving Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks.
The Lowdown: Saints set for big summer…
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side, under the ownership of Sport Republic and guidance of transfer chief Martin Semmens, could be set for their busiest summer in years.
Many Saints players are currently either out of contract or heading into their final year with Semmens recently admitting that the Premier League side already have a plan in place and intend to move earlier for targets than in previous windows (Daily Echo).
One of those supposed players on Southampton’s radar is Spurs outcast Winks as The Mail now share a promising update.
The Latest: Southampton ‘lead the race’…
According to their information, courtesy of Mokbel and Kajumba, Semmens and co ‘lead the race’ to sign Antonio Conte’s peripheral player alongside Newcastle United.
It is understood that Southampton, as well as The Magpies, have ‘early interest’ in Winks as Hasenhuttl and Semmens seemingly set their sights.
However, if they wish to seal a deal for the Englishman, Spurs have set their price at £25 million.
The Verdict: Make the move?
The 26-year-old, having been linked with a move to the south coast last year, could well be a shrewd capture for Hasenhuttl.
Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan has previously tipped Southampton as the perfect move for Winks, citing their style of play and claiming it would suit Tottenham’s outcast ‘down to the ground‘.
The player has no shortage of backing when it comes to pundits with ex-Lilywhites shot stopper Paul Robinson admitting he’s a ‘big fan’ – even branding Winks a ‘fabulous player’ and ‘versatile’ enough to play anywhere in midfield (Football Insider).
Conte himself has even praised the England international as a ‘reliable‘ asset before, so we believe all of these plaudits may well point to someone who can do a job for Hasenhuttl ahead of next season.
In other news: Hasenhuttl personally sets his sights on signing ‘absolute beast’ for Southampton, find out more here.
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