Harry Winks will have to quit Tottenham to reignite his career after his latest omission, according to Paul Robinson.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former White Hart Lane number one heaped praise on the “amazing” 25-year-old but suggested he is out of favour under Jose Mourinho.
The centre-midfielder started Spurs’ shock 3-0 Europa League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday, but was missing from the squad that bounced back at Villa Park on Sunday.
On Twitter, the club revealed that Serge Aurier and Toby Alderweireld were absent for the 2-0 win because of illness but there was no mitigating circumstances given for Winks’ omission.
Winks has started just seven Premier League games this season and was not named in the England squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
When asked for his assessment of the midfielder’s situation in north London, Robinson told Football Insider: “It has been a very interesting three or four months for Harry Winks.
“He has not made it into the England squad and he has not had anywhere near as much game time this season as he would have liked.
“He is another one who started in Zagreb but dropped out of the squad at Aston Villa.
“He could be a victim of circumstance but, if he wants to play regularly and get back into the international side, it is not looking like it is going to be at Spurs.
“I think he is an amazing player though so I would be sad to see him go.”