Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks is reportedly subject to interest from Newcastle United, as reported by the Daily Mail.
The Lowdown: Change engulfs Tottenham Hotspur as 2021/22 gets underway
Despite the positivity that comes with a new era at any football club, Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo will be under no illusions that tough decisions have to be made in order to cultivate a winning culture at a football club.
Showing no falsely placed sense of sentimentality, the Portuguese coach has got rid of well-liked squad members such as Toby Alderweireld, Erik Lamela and Juan Foyth [Transfermarkt].
Now, Spurs could be set to cut loose another member of their roster following recent reports.
Should Spurs let Winks leave on loan this summer?
The Latest: Newcastle United eye loan move for Winks
Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce is said to be keen on a swoop to bring 25-year-old Winks to St James’ Park this summer on loan [Daily Mail].
The Toon Army are said to be looking into destinations to farm out youngster Matty Longstaff temporarily, in order to free up wages to bring in another midfielder.
Not an immediate first-team priority in the present, Winks could be given the green light to find regular game-time on loan this week. However, Leicester City anchor man Hamza Choudary is also on Bruce’s radar.
The Verdict: Winks to Newcastle on loan is an agreeable solution for both parties
Needing to play frequently at an important stage in his career, moving to the North-East may represent an intriguing opportunity for Winks to re-establish himself as a key player at top flight level.
In 2020/21, Winks enjoyed a decent campaign in North London, registering four goal contributions in 30 appearances; two goals and two assists [Transfermarkt].
Capable of dictating play in central areas, the Spurs youth product impressively recorded a passing accuracy of 84.9% in the Premier League across this time period [WhoScored].
Former manager Mauricio Pochettino clearly adored the player, even saying Winks is ‘like Xavi and Iniesta’, but a move to Tyneside may be the best course of action for both parties at this stage [Birmingham Mail].
In other news, Tottenham Hotspur have made a part-exchange offer in their chase of a Serie A ace. Find out more here.
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