Tottenham Hotspur are open to offloading Harry Winks in the summer amid interest from Crystal Palace and Southampton.
According to a report from Daily Star, Tottenham Hotspur are bracing themselves for a summer of change. Coach Antonio Conte is desperate to reshuffle his unit, especially in the midfield unit. It has put Harry Winks’ future in doubt, with Spurs likely to consider offers for the English midfielder.
Winks’ precarious situation at Tottenham have put Crystal Palace on red alert, though the Eagles are set to face stiff competition from fellow league rivals Southampton.
A product of the club’s own youth academy, Winks has been around the blocks for quite a while now. He initially broke into the scene during the 2016/17 campaign, impressing the onlookers with his passing ability and positional sense. Since then, he has notched up 198 competitive appearances for the club.
However, in recent years, Winks has endured a fall from grace, with the new managers barely rating the young Englishman. As such, the player has fallen behind Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Rodrigo Bentancur and even Olivers Skipp in the pecking order.
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte considers Winks’ sale in the summer as an integral part of the club’s rebuild. The Italian is hoping to generate funds for his desired midfield targets, such as Boubacar Kamara. The Marseille starlet will be available on a free transfer in the summer but is likely to command a hefty wage bill.
Winks himself may favour an exit as well in an attempt to revive his career next season. Crystal Palace, for one, are already prepared to offer him the ideal opportunity to redeem himself by making their desired replacement for Conor Gallagher, who is likely to return to Stamford Bridge in the summer.
Palace have tried their best to sign the youngster on a permanent deal, but they are unlikely to beat other interested parties such as Roma, coached by former Tottenham and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.
Harry Winks, therefore, should find no issues regarding a lack of game-time. He will be given the opportunity to become a first-team regular for the Eagles, though it remains to be seen whether his style of play will be Patrick Vieira’s tactical setup. It will be equally interesting to see if Southampton can make a case for the Englishman as well by offering him an even more prominent role in the first team.