Alan Hutton claims Spurs would be happy to net £30m for former first-team regular

Alan Hutton
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Alan Hutton has suggested that Tottenham Hotspur could look to cash in on Harry Winks this summer in order to raise funds to re-invest into new transfer targets.

The former right-back admits that he is an admirer of the 25-year-old, but believes he needs to be playing regular first-team football.

Winks admitted in November that his situation at Tottenham was difficult and wanted to be part of the England set-up for Euro 2020 (talkSPORT).

After starting just nine Premier League matches last season, Winks was left out of Gareth Southgate’s squad for the European tournament,

Hutton believes that if Spurs could generate a transfer fee in the region of £30million to move on Winks, given his lack of game time would represent good business.

Winks came back into favour when Ryan Mason took over on an interim basis, featuring in five of the six top flight matches he was in charge for.

Hutton told Football Insider: “I think he’s a top player to be honest with you.

“He keeps the ball moving a little bit like Billy Gilmour. He can continuously pass the ball. It’s just not really worked for him these past couple of seasons at Tottenham.

“He’s of an age now where he has to be playing football. He’s too good not to play and just sit there and not be in the squad.

“£30million is a lot of money in these circumstances.

“If Tottenham can get £30million for their so-called fringe players, then I think they will be more than happy. They’d want to reinvest that in the squad.”

SpursWeb Opinion

Winks needs to move on this summer and give his career a kick-start.  He is far from the player we saw at the Santiago Bernabeu a few seasons ago dominating the Real Madrid midfield and now has a tendency to play the ball sideways or backwards.

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