Harry Winks has to quit Tottenham in the January transfer window to have any chance of making the England squad for the Euros next summer.
That is according to ex-Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs about the future of the massive Spurs fans favourite.
As revealed by Football Insider, the 24-year-old may push for a mid-season move, either permanently or on loan, due to his lack of game time so far this season.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the midfielder confessed that he is in a “difficult” situation at Spurs after making just three Premier League starts among four appearances in the competition this season.
“Harry Winks is a full England international but he is not always in that Spurs team,” Campbell told Football Insider.
“He is young enough to know whether he fancies his chances of actually being a starter at Spurs. He may feel that in order to further his career he has to leave.
“He is not going to get the necessary game time because Jose Mourinho has a lot of quality midfielders to choose from.
“Winks has not been the first picked this season and that could prove to be a problem. With the Euros coming up he will have international ambitions.
“He will want to be in that squad so there is no point in him sitting on the bench or sitting in the stands. From what I hear, I think he will have to make a move in January.”
Winks, who is valued by Spurs at around £40million, has slipped down the pecking order in Jose Mourinho’s side behind not only first choice midfield trio Pierre-Emile Hjojberg, Moussa Sissoko and Tanguy Ndombele but also Giovani Lo Celso.
Mourinho has claimed fitness has been behind Lo Celso’s downgrading but that does not appear to be an issue with Winks, who has eight starts among nine appearances in all competitions.