Harry Winks would be an “excellent addition” for Manchester City if they were to sign him from Tottenham this summer, according to Michael Brown.

The former Spurs and City midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes the England international would improve as a player if he were to swap north London for the north west.

The Sun report that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is a big fan of the £40million-rated 24-year-old and has told the club to make a move for him this summer.

However, Brown admits Spurs might not want to let him go this summer, regardless of how much money is tabled for his capture.

Brown told Football Insider: “It could help him improve as a player, the way Manchester City play, he’s a great link player and is really talented – in possession we’ve seen how he protects the back-four, how he can move the ball around.

“I think he’d be a great addition for Manchester City. We don’t know what the price will be, he’s a talented footballer and I think one, Spurs won’t want to let him go and two, he would be an excellent addition, something slightly different to Manchester City.” 

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Winks was a mainstay for Jose Mourinho last season and played a total of 41 times across all competitions, including in all but one of the Lilywhites’ games following the Premier League restart.

He now has Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg for competition at Spurs, with the Denmark international joining the likes of Moussa Sissoko, Giovani Lo Celso, Gedson Fernandes and Eric Dier as midfield options.

In other Tottenham news, Football Insider pundit admits he is not surprised Spurs have accepted a fee for a player to move.