According to a report by Stretty News, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is now open to selling Harry Winks this summer as talks with Manchester United emerge.
The Lowdown: Mass exodus?
The 25-year-old, who started just nine Premier League games last season between the reigns of Jose Mourinho and Ryan Mason, has been touted as a player who could leave north London this summer.
Indeed, reliable Spurs correspondent Alasdair Gold believes that Winks is a possible candidate for the exit door alongside the likes of Erik Lamela, Serge Aurier, Moussa Sissoko and Juan Foyth (football.london).
Spurs will need to adopt a sell-to-buy policy this summer amid the global pandemic, meaning that players will have to be offloaded before any incoming transfer activity at the club.
The Latest: Levy open to selling Winks…
Stretty News have brought a development stating that Tottenham and Manchester United have held talks in their ‘infancy’ over a possible transfer for Winks this summer.
Levy’s mind is said to be made up, with the chairman now open to selling him, and he could demand in the region of £25m.
Amid the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Paul Pogba, Manchester United are apparently targeting the Englishman and it is believed that the Red Devils recruitment team are ‘big admirers’. Indeed, as per this report, United could look to capitalise on Winks’ uncertain future in north London. [Stretty News]
The Verdict: Get it done Levy…
Spurs need a ‘painful’ rebuild, as best described by Mauricio Pochettino more than two years ago, and the only way to start overhauling this squad is by selling surplus-to-requirements players. Winks arguably falls into that category given how rarely he featured last term and Spurs could look to recoup some much needed financing off his sale this summer.
At 25 years of age and homegrown, he could still hold some market value given that other clubs will likely be looking to add English talent to meet squad quota requirements.
A tidy midfield operator, as evident by his 90% pass accuracy across eight Europa League starts last season, Winks has also been called a ‘phenomenal player’ by Emile Heskey despite his lack of game-time (HITC).
Therefore, it is no surprise that clubs are interested in the England international, and the best outcome for everybody involved is perhaps a sure-fire sale.
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