Tottenham Hotspur have no interest in signing Sporting Lisbon star Adrien Silva, despite reports stating otherwise, claims football.london.
The Daily Star recently claimed that Spurs are prepared to put forward a £17.5m offer for Silva.
According to Record, any potential suitors have been told that they will have to fork out £26m in order to get the Portugal international’s signature.
However, football.london states that Spurs have no interest in Silva and are instead putting their faith in young players, including Harry Winks.
It is believed that the club are confident that the 21-year-old can become a solid player in the team after he made 33 appearances in all competitions last season.
It is a brave decision by the club, but Mauricio Pochettino has proven that he can get the best out of young players.
Dele Alli has become a first-team regular at the age of 21 following his 2015 move from MK Dons, while Harry Kane has thrived over the last few years.
The 23-year-old has won the Golden Boot for the past two seasons, racking up 54 Premier League goals during that time.
So, while it is a big call putting faith in Winks, Spurs have proven that giving young players a chance does pay off.
With regards to Silva, he would be a positive member of the Tottenham squad.
He netted six goals and created four assists during 36 appearances, but by sticking by Winks, Spurs can boost the youngster’s development while also saving some money.