Speaking to Football Insider, pundit Danny Mills has tipped a shock January exit for Spurs ace and England international Harry Winks after the emergence of Moussa Sissoko and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg under Jose Mourinho.
Winks, who has found minutes difficult to come by recently, is currently behind both Sissoko and Hojbjerg in the pecking order right now as Mourinho finds his two best central defensive midfielders with both pace and power.
The duo proved to be effective in thwarting Man City’s relentless attacks, protecting both Toby Alderweireld and Eric Dier to a crucial degree as Spurs came away with a solid 2-0 win at home to the Sky Blues.
Winks tipped for unlikely exit
As a result, with the pair in fine form, Winks could now leave in January, potentially on loan, in order to garner more playing time ahead of the postponed European Championships next year.
“In January he’s got to be looking at a move,” explained Mills to Football Insider.
“You’ve got Hojbjerg who has come in with Sissoko and Ndombele who has turned things around with Mourinho.
“So I just look at it and think Harry Winks needs to be playing to have a chance of getting in that England squad for the Euros.
“A loan move may well be the best thing for him, not long term, just to get out and play football, so he can show Gareth what he’s capable of and he can keep his fitness levels up and keep his sharpness up.”
Transfer Tavern take
Described as a player who ‘makes everyone tick‘ by Jamie Redknapp, Tottenham could be about to lose a solid back up option who can provide composure in the middle – especially going by his impressive 90.3% pass accuracy in the Premier League last season.
In other news: Alasdair Gold has heaped praise on this 10/10 ‘leader’ for his latest display, find out more here.
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