According to a report by reliable football.london correspondent Alasdair Gold, there is ‘no chance’ of chairman Daniel Levy and Tottenham offloading Harry Winks in January – with the journalist explaining why this could come as an unlikely boost.
Winks, who has struggled for game time ahead of star new summer signing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, can only gain valuable minutes at the moment in either Europa League cameos or on international duty with England.
Levy gifts unlikely Winks boost
Alongside Dele Alli, the academy ace looks to be a non-starter for manager Jose Mourinho – with the current defensive midfield partnership of Hojbjerg and Moussa Sissoko currently thriving in front of the back four.
In a boost to the club, Gold explains that Levy refusing to offload Winks will save Tottenham’s homegrown quota whilst providing Mourinho with an astute back-up option – especially given the fact he is potentially one injury away from needing Winks back in the side.
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Indeed, the correspondent explains that Winks is a ‘valuable commodity‘ because of these factors – with Levy’s reluctance to take January action coming as an unlikely boost to both Spurs and Mourinho.
This saga surrounding whether or not Tottenham will sell the 24-year-old, described as ‘interesting‘ by Kevin Phillips, appears to have been put somewhat to rest by Gold – but reports could keep flooding in over his future if Winks continues to be underused.
Time will tell whether the midfield dynamo does eventually leave, potentially next summer, but for now, Levy has gifted Spurs an unlikely booster for the remainder of 2020/2021.
In other news: Fabrizio Romano has shared a six-word hint over this ace tipped to join Spurs, find out more here.
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