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Spurs: Alasdair Gold drops Harry Winks update

Alasdair Gold has dropped an update on the future of Tottenham Hotspur central midfielder Harry Winks.

What’s the talk?

In a recent video posted on YouTube, the football.london journalist revealed that, with Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici hoping to have something of a clearout at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer, the 26-year-old defensive midfielder looks to be one of the players most likely to move onto pastures new at the end of the season.

Regarding the future of the 10-time capped England international, Gold said: “Harry Winks – he’ll want regular football. I’d be stunned if Harry Winks was at Tottenham next season because I think he needs to play regular football. So I’d be intrigued to see what kind of interest there is in him in the summer and how that works, but I do think Harry Winks will move on.”

His time is up

Despite having become a regular fixture in the Spurs side under both Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho, following Antonio Conte’s appointment in north London last November, it quickly became apparent that the 52-year-old does not view Winks as a crucial part of his long-term plans at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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Despite featuring 21 times in all competitions under the Italian coach, only 12 of these appearances have come as starts – with many outings appearing to be as a result of necessity rather than choice.

Indeed, while the £15.3m-rated midfielder played a part in all but three of Conte’s first 12 Premier League fixtures at the Tottenham helm, ever since the January signing of Rodrigo Bentancur, Winks has seen his game time become much more limited – featuring in five of Tottenham’s last 11 league games, being selected in the former Inter Milan manager’s starting XI just once in this timeframe.

And, when considering the 26-year-old who John Wenham dubbed “terrible” earlier this season is reported to be earning a rather hefty £91k-per-week at Spurs – ranking him as the club’s ninth-highest earner – it is clear to see that this money could be put to much better use by Conte in the summer transfer window.

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As such, while Winks could well still have a future in the top flight of English football, it would very much appear as if his time is up at Tottenham, with a move away from the club this summer looking to be a transfer that would suit all parties.

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