Speaking to Football Insider, former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Paddy Kenny has been left stunned by some Harry Winks news which has come out of Tottenham.
The Lowdown: Spurs in Winks offload drama?
A Lilywhites academy graduate, time is running out for the midfielder to realise his full potential, and there have been reports suggesting Spurs could well cut their losses with him.
Courtesy of The Times, news has emerged about Winks, with the club now open to selling him but quoting a seismic figure of around £40m.
The Latest: Kenny reacts to Winks’ valuation
The former goalkeeper fumed: “It’s ridiculous money. I think this just shows you that the game’s gone. He has not been a regular, week in, week out for a while, so £40m is crazy.
“He has played 100-odd games since he’s come through and he is 25 years old now. Those aren’t exactly huge numbers. So that fee seems excessive.
“If they are trying to move him on, I would be shocked if they got anywhere near that amount of money for him.”
The Verdict: Correct?
Since he first appeared in a Tottenham jersey back during the 2014/15 season, Winks has averaged a cool and composed 90% pass accuracy across all competitions for Spurs (WhoScored).
However, as Kenny hinted, he was a bit-part figure under the club’s former manager Jose Mourinho last year and has struggled to become a regular since the 2019/20 campaign.
We believe that Tottenham should definitely consider cashing in on him, but given his lack of game-time, they may have to lower their demands.
In other news: Spurs request already advanced to sign ‘invaluable’ player, Paratici now ready to meet demands…find out more here.
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