Date: 15th June 2019 at 4:18pm
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EXCLUSIVE

Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks has proven he has enough to be a regular among the starting XI next season at the expense of Eric Dier, according to Danny Mills.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England star raved over the 23-year-old’s ability in the middle of the park, heralding his performances for both club and country on some of the biggest stages in football.

With the Lilywhites looking to bolster their options in the middle of the park, Football Insider exclusively revealing that the north Londoners are preparing to splash the cash on Tanguy Ndombele’s capture, Mills insists that Winks needs to be starting next season.

He went on to say that it could be fellow England teammate Dier one who misses out in the starting XI

Mills told Football Insider: “Harry Winks, certainly, without a doubt, he’s good enough to be in there.

“He could go on to be an outstanding player. We’ve seen him play fabulous in the Champions League, we’ve seen him play fabulous internationally as well. 

“He’s a player that looks like he wants to nail down that holding role in that area. Does that mean there’s no room for Eric Dier in that role? Quite possibly.”

Winks played 41 times under Mauricio Pochettino during the 2018/19 campaign although injury meant that he featured just once in the Premier League between the end of February and the season closer.

Dier, 25, also suffered a mixed campaign in terms of fitness, injuries and appendicitis meaning the 40-cap ace played just 28 times for the club.

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