Tottenham Hotspur fans not convinced Winks can replace Dembele

Mousa Dembele is widely expected to leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer due to the fact that he has not signed a new contract as yet.

The midfielder has one year remaining on his current deal, and it seems that the club may be willing to sell now to prevent the Belgian from leaving on a free transfer next year.

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When a first-team player leaves, automatically the fans think that a replacement will be bought from another club.

That could be the case, but there is also an argument for young Spurs midfielder Harry Winks.

The 22-year-old, who is valued at £13.5m by Transfermarkt, burst onto the scene under Mauricio Pochettino in 2016, but an ankle injury last season curtailed his progress.

The midfielder featured in just 25 fixtures in all competitions, including 16 in the Premier League.

The one-capped England international has not played for Spurs since February, so it would be a big ask for him to step into Dembele’s shoes for the new campaign.

Most Tottenham fans would rather the club recruited a new player rather than promote Winks.