Valencia make another approach for Tottenham ace Harry Winks
According to journalist Guillem Balague (h/t Daily Mail), La Liga giants Valencia have made another loan bid for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks after their first approach was knocked back by the club.
An academy product of Tottenham, Winks made his senior debut back in 2014. But, it was only around the 2016/17 campaign when he became a first-team regular under Mauricio Pochettino. Till date, he has racked up 159 appearances for the club, scoring and assisting three goals apiece. (h/t Transfermarkt)
However, Winks went through a period this season when he was completely overlooked by manager Jose Mourinho, especially in the Premier League matches. This led to intense speculations over his future, prompting Valencia to make an offer for the midfielder.
However, their initial offer had been rejected by Tottenham, amid Mourinho claiming that the midfielder will not be allowed to leave. But, Valencia seem to have not been dissuaded by that and have made another bid for Winks. It is claimed that Valencia are willing to cover Winks’ entire wages. However, Spurs’ loan fee demand is proving to be a hurdle in negotiations. (h/t Daily Mail)
Winks’ situation has considerably improved over the past couple of weeks though. Mourinho, ahead of our game against Fulham this week, insisted once again that the England international will not be leaving, while also confirming that he will start on Wednesday.
“What do I have to say to stop with this talk? I said already that he’s going nowhere. If someone’s talking to other clubs I’d say don’t waste your time.”
Today #Valenciacf has made a second offer for #HarryWinks after first one was rejected. They are willing to pay the whole of his wages but the loan payment asked by #Spurs makes the deal very unlikely at the moment. Player stuck: not wanted by manager, can't leave pic.twitter.com/ds1NkbTs9S
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) January 11, 2021
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It remains to be seen what the immediate future holds for Winks. But, judging by Mourinho’s comments, it does seem extremely unlikely that the midfielder will leave this month.