Kevin Phillips “can see” Tottenham signing Sami Khedira from Juventus next year after the midfielder revealed his admiration for the Premier League and Jose Mourinho.
However, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former England international insisted that he would rather Spurs keep hold of Harry Winks and snub a move for the 33-year-old.
Khedira, who won the World Cup with Germany in 2014, is into the final eight months of his contract in Turin and could sign a pre-contract with a Premier League club in January.
Speaking to Sky Germany, the holding midfielder said that he dreams of playing in the Premier League while he also revealed he would like to work with Jose Mourinho again.
This site revealed that Harry Winks is likely to ask for a shock exit from Spurs in January which could open up a midfield position in north London for Khedira.
When asked by Football Insider if Khedira would be a potential upgrade on Winks, Phillips said:
“If I am being honest I do not know if that would be the right move for Tottenham.
“He controlled matches when he was at Madrid but I do not know if he is the same player now.
“It has taken Ndombele a while to settle in but then again Rodriguez has surprised me at Everton.
“It would not surprise me seeing him at Tottenham but I would rather have Winks in my squad than Kheidira. It might be a big shout from me but he is younger and more energetic.
“I can see it because it is Mourinho and he does make big calls. But I would rather keep hold of Winks.”