According to a report by Football Insider, incoming sporting director Fabio Paratici could offload Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks and ‘behind-the-scenes preliminary talks’ have already taken place.
The Lowdown: Sell-to-buy…
Due to difficult financial circumstances at Tottenham caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Lilywhites will need to adopt a sell-to-buy policy this summer.
Many Spurs players have been touted with a possible move out of north London, with the likes of Erik Lamela, Moussa Sissoko, Juan Foyth and even Lucas Moura mentioned by Alasdair Gold recently.
Winks is also one of them, but now Football Insider bring a development involving Paratici.
The Latest: Paratici wants Winks sale
As explained by Football Insider, Paratici will tell Winks that Spurs are planning to listen to offers for him this summer.
Indeed, Tottenham would accept around £30 million for the Englishman and could even offload for less.
FI explain that ‘behind the scenes preliminary talks’ have already taken place over a potential sale this summer but Winks does not want to move on.
Alas, if he wishes to play regularly, the 25-year-old may have no other choice.
The Verdict: Time to go…
Speaking to HITC, former England international Emile Heskey lauded Winks as a ‘phenomenal player’ despite playing a bit-part role for Tottenham last season.
Still young and homegrown, Spurs will be hoping to recuperate a sizeable bid for him this summer and it may help greatly in their attempts to strengthen the squad.
Despite his quality, the time does feel right for Winks to move on.
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