This could be good news for Aston Villa, who would be interested in signing the defensive midfielder.
Wink, who is valued at £ 18million by Transfermarkt, made just nine Premier League starts in 2020/21, as he fell down the Spurs hierarchy. However, it is understood that as it is, he is happy to stay at the club for another year.
Tottenham may see things differently, however, and could look to take advantage of the 25-year-old which could be to Villa’s advantage.
If Villa did manage to attempt Winks in the Midlands, would he be a good signing?
Sam Brookes, Jonathan Gorrie and Joshua Cole of GIVEMESPORT give their opinion below…
“Winks hasn’t had much of a chance to show what he’s capable of in the past 12 months, but let’s not forget he has operated at the highest level.
“The Tottenham man has contested title races and a Champions League final at the North London club, while notching 10 caps for his country, including helping the team record a historic 3-2 victory outside in Spain at the end of 2018.
“Villa wants to sign a defensive midfielder this summer and Winks has the experience and the composure to thrive for Dean Smith’s men.
“It was also reported that Villa is keen to become one of the top four teams to move forward, and with Winks in their ranks, he could use his sense and passing ability to help the club achieve that goal. “
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” Honestly, no.
“Indeed, if Aston Villa is to lose Jack Grealish this summer, he will be deprived of the man who averages the most key passes and dribbles per game (via WhoScored).
“While signing Emi Buendia may be for the purpose of helping on this front, trusting him to be able to replace Grealish from the start seems very risky, given his importance.
“Obviously Winks probably wouldn’t directly replace the England star, he just doesn’t offer much.
“A gentle passer and a man renowned for his ability to recycle possession, that’s just not what Villa needs.
“James Ward-Prowse (another to be linked) is at least more industrious, averaging more tackles and interceptions per game (via WhoScored) and offers a real set-piece threat.
“Forget the winks, go for Ward-Prowse. “
“While it would be naive to suggest that Villa doesn’t need to make any other changes to his squad this summer, a decision by Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks could backfire.
“Considering that he currently has John McGinn and Douglas Luiz at his disposal, Dean Smith may not necessarily be able to guarantee the Spurs academy graduate a starting role at Villa Park next season.
“Also, while Winks only managed to get a WhoScored Premier League game average of 6.37 last season, the two aforementioned players both achieved better scores.
“Instead of wasting a considerable chunk of their transfer budget on an individual who won’t necessarily improve their chances of advancing in the Premier League, Villa should instead look to strengthen their options in other areas that need to be addressed. “
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