Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, former Tottenham defender Graham Roberts does not believe Manchester United need to sign a player like Harry Winks this summer.
Winks is currently being linked with a move to Old Trafford, with Stretty News claiming earlier this month that the 25-year-old midfielder is a target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Winks really struggled for game time last season, though his fortunes did improve when Ryan Mason took over following Jose Mourinho’s sacking.
Should Winks be offered no guarantees over minutes by Mourinho’s successor, then he may very well need to consider his future in north London.
Roberts, however, is struggling to see how a move to Manchester United would make any sense. The Spurs legend exclusively told FFC:
“They have [Scott] McTominay, they have Fred. Similar? You know, do they need another one there?
“I would think Man United would be putting all their eggs in a striker or another centre-half, so I think that’s their main agenda.”
As well as McTominay and Fred, United also have Donny van de Beek who can play in that midfield position, and he was barely used by Solskjaer during the 2020/21 campaign.
Winks could easily find himself in a similar position as the United boss continues to opt for the likes of McTominay and Fred.
Does that make the England international a bad player? Of course not, he has his talents, with former manager Mauricio Pochettino once hailing him as “amazing”. But a move to United may not be the best fit for him.