Tottenham told to get real amid 'shocking' Winks news - Kenny
Tottenham are living in cloud cuckoo land if they think they can get £40million from the sale of Harry Winks.
So says ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the latest news involving the 25-year-old midfielder.
The Times reported on 13 September that Spurs are open to selling Winks and have quoted £40m for any interested clubs.
It is claimed that Everton and Aston Villa approached Daniel Levy over the summer regarding Winks’ availability but scoffed at the chairman’s demands.
Winks, who is under contract in north London until 2024, has started just one league match under Nuno Espirito Santo.
And any potential suitors will continue to baulk at his sky-high price tag, insisted an incredulous Kenny.
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“It’s ridiculous money,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“I think this just shows you that the game’s gone. He has not been a regular, week in, week out for a while, so £40m is crazy.
“He has played 100-odd games since he’s come through and he is 25 years old now. Those aren’t exactly huge numbers. So that fee seems excessive.
“If they are trying to move him on, I would be shocked if they got anywhere near that amount of money for him.”
Winks made his first-team debut in 2014 and has gone on to rack up 111 league appearances for Spurs.
He was used sparingly by Jose Mourinho and Ryan Mason last season and Nuno appears to follow a similar school of thought.