Tottenham midfielder Winks in talks to join Premier League club - Sources

By Wayne Veysey

29th Jul, 2021 | 6:45am

Sources: Winks in talks to leave Tottenham after major development

Harry Winks is in talks to join a Premier League club from Tottenham after being told he will be a fringe player in the new season, Football Insider understands.

The fans favourite, 25, has slipped down the club’s midfielder pecking order and could now leave before next month’s transfer cut-off.

A Spurs source has told Football Insider that new manager Nuno Espirito Santo has given the green light for Winks to be sold to a Premier League rival.

Negotiations are underway over a permanent sale as the overhaul of the playing squad continues following the departures of Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela.

This site revealed on 9th June that recruitment chief Fabio Paratici was telling Winks the club would listen to offers for him.

Tottenham value their academy product at up to £30million but may have to accept a lower fee.

There is interest in him from multiple Premier League clubs although the Londoners may have to adjust their expectations on the fee.

Winks was not involved in Tottenham’s 3-1 pre-season friendly win against MK Dons last night after featuring against Leyton Orient and Colchester United.

Winks was a regular under Mauricio Pochettino but was limited to just nine Premier League starts last season.

He made just one league appearance in Jose Mourinho’s final 13 games in charge.

Interim boss Ryan Mason recalled the England international to the starting XI for the Carabao Cup final but Winks failed to impress.

The Tottenham academy graduate has played 173 senior games for the club, including 107 Premier League appearances.

In other news, Tottenham have offered a seven-figure sum for striker who has blown their former manager away.