By Paul Robinson

17th Aug, 2020 | 6:30pm

'Very disappointed' - Exclusive: Robinson reacts as big money Spurs exit report emerges

Paul Robinson has claimed that he would be “very disappointed” if Harry Winks were to leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer. 

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs stopper suggested that the 24-year-old still has plenty more to offer at both club and international level.

The midfielder has emerged as a target for Manchester City in recent days, with The Sun reporting that a bid of around £40 million is being readied by Pep Guardiola’s men.

But while Robinson can see the logic behind trying to raise funds by offloading talent in the coming weeks, the ex-England number one has made it clear that he is eager for Winks to stay in north London.

Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “I think he’s a top player. I think there’s a lot more to come from him as well at club and international level.

“I’d be very, very disappointed to see him leave, but if the manager is restructuring and has to sell to get himself some money for new recruits, then it is an area of the field that he may look at.

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“Spurs have got a very imbalanced squad. They’re overloaded with midfielders.

“If an offer was to come in for a player like Winks and there was an opportunity for him to play Champions League football at Manchester City, it may just be a deal that would work for both parties. But he is a player that I would certainly be disappointed to see leave.”

Winks established himself as a key player for Jose Mourinho in the latter stages of the 2019/20 campaign, playing every minute of Spurs’ final six Premier League matches.

Overall he featured in 41 matches for Tottenham across all competitions, but failed to register a single goal or assist from his deep-lying midfield role.

In other news, Tottenham are working on following up the signing of Joe Hart with a mega-money deal.