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Exclusive: Carlton Palmer says Harry Winks would be big Southampton signing

Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, former Southampton midfielder Carlton Palmer has suggested that Harry Winks would be a big signing for his old side.

Winks has struggled for game time at Tottenham this season and is now being linked with a transfer away from the club, with Southampton one outfit said to be interested in signing the 25-year-old.

According to Football Insider, the Saints are keeping tabs on him ahead of the summer window as manager Ralph Hasenhuttl considers bolstering his midfield options.

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For Palmer, if they are able to pull it off, it would be quite the coup. The ex-England international, however, feels Winks will look for a team higher up the Premier League table.

Discussing Southampton’s reported interest in Winks in an exclusive interview with FFC, Palmer said:

“He would be a big signing for the club. He needs to play; he needs to get out and play. I would think, no disrespect to Southampton, he would be looking for a club higher up the league table.

“You’re talking [about] leaving Spurs. He’s not in the twilight [years of his career], you know, he’s a young player with ability. For some reason, he’s out of favour with Jose [Mourinho].”

Should Winks sign for Southampton this summer, then he would join the likes of James Ward-Prowse and Oriol Romeu as a midfield option at St. Mary’s.

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