Campbell: Winks career to crash and burn unless he quits Tottenham
Harry Winks can wave goodbye to his chances of ever playing for England again if he remains at Tottenham this summer.
That is according to ex-Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the 25-year-old midfielder was omitted from Gareth Southgate’s squad for the March international break.
Three days after the 18 March announcement, Winks didn’t even make Jose Mourinho’s matchday squad for Spurs’ 2-0 win over Aston Villa.
He has featured 24 times in 2020-21, though he has been named in the starting XI in the Premier League on just seven occasions.
Football Insider revealed in November that Everton were keeping tabs on Winks.
Campbell drew parallels with another Tottenham and England outcast Dele Alli and urged Winks to leave the club for the good of his career.
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He told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs: “He needs games. He’s an England international and decent midfielder. But he’s not playing football, just like Dele Alli.
“These guys have been in and around the England set-up for years and now they’re not getting picked. Why? Because they aren’t playing for their clubs.
“As a footballer, if you’re not playing, you don’t get picked. He’s got to go out and play. But he’s a Spurs boy so I’m not sure if that’s a priority to him.”
A Tottenham academy graduate, Winks has 10 England caps to his name, winning his first in 2017.
He has played 167 times and scored four goals in Tottenham colours since making his senior debut in 2014.