Luke Hatfield has offered his thoughts on a potential move to Aston Villa for Harry Winks…
Aston Villa journalist Luke Hatfield has revealed that the club are yet to firm up any potential interest in Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks. Hatfield has admitted that the club are looking to recruit a central midfielder, but they have not made an offer for the England international.
“[They want] someone who can fit into a role in midfield, and it’s an area Villa do want to look at.
“Particularly in that holding midfield role, so it wouldn’t surprise me if they were interested in a player like him, but we’re yet to see any firm bid or offer, but it does strike you as one of those signings that would suit Villa with Premier League experience.”
Aston Villa fans should be delighted by this news as it means that it is not too late for Johan Lange to pursue other targets. The Director of Football is yet to make a concrete bid for Winks and supporters should be hoping it stays that way until the end of the transfer window.
Tottenham are reportedly looking for a fee in the region of £30m for the midfielder and Villa must avoid signing him for that price. The club could be making a grave error by doing a deal at that price given Winks’ performances for the London-based side in the Premier League.
Ex-Spurs defender Graham Roberts labelled Winks as average and said that his play lacks flair, as he is too scared to give the ball away with his passing.
“He’s gone Mr Conservative, he plays simple, and if I don’t give the ball away, I’m a great player.
“You’re not, he’s become an average player, and that’s being fair.”
The £30m metronome has a career average pass completion of 90%, whilst averaging under one key pass and under one dribble completed per game. This aligns with Roberts’ comments about him being too conservative in possession, as it shows that he completes a high percentage of his passes without trying to create chances or drive with the ball to get his side up the pitch.
Therefore, Villa fans should be devastated if the club shells out a gigantic transfer fee for him. With a dismal WhoScored rating of 6.37 in the Premier League last season to go along with his unadventurous style of play, supporters should be gutted if he did arrive at Villa Park for £30m.
Therefore, they should be happy to hear that no offer has gone in for him at this moment in time.