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Harry Winks would be a disastrous signing for Wolves

Wolves have been linked with a move for Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks recently, but there is little to suggest that he would be a worthwhile addition to Bruno Lage’s side.

What’s the word?

According to 90min, Spurs are looking to cash in on the former England international this summer, and the Old Gold are among the clubs taking an interest.

Brentford, Crystal Palace, Everton and Leicester are also said to be keen on the 26-year-old, while Spurs have reportedly offered him to Rangers, which suggests that his future lies away from north London this summer.

Lage would be crazy to sign him

Although the Wolves futures of Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho have been in doubt, The Athletic have suggested that it is increasingly likely that both will stay at Molineux this summer.

Even if they do leave, it would represent a significant downgrade if Winks came in to fill the void, considering his less than impressive form for Spurs in recent years.

Last season saw the midfielder make 19 appearances in the Premier League, in which he contributed no goals and one assist, with WhoScored awarding him a shocking 6.43 rating for his performances.

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Nobody who made more than 10 starts in the league for Lage’s side last term had a worse average rating, which suggests that he certainly wouldn’t improve what Wolves already have.

Having graduated from Spurs’ academy, the midfielder has gone on to make 202 appearances for the first team, but he has never averaged a seasonal WhoScored rating of more than 6.57 for his performances in the Premier League, which suggests that he would be a rather underwhelming signing by the Old Gold.

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Journalist Josh Bunting did not hold back in his criticism of Winks when discussing a potential move to Everton recently, saying: “Do Everton honestly not learn, 20-25 million for Harry Winks is an absolute waste. A club that have got themselves into an awkward situation regarding financial fair play and then go out and spend that money on an utterly pointless player right now for them. Crazy.”

Therefore, even if Neves and Moutinho do end up departing, Wolves would be better off looking elsewhere than signing Winks for £20m, as he could be a disastrous addition to Lage’s side judging by his fortunes over the past 12 months in particular.

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