Alasdair Gold has predicted that several Premier League clubs may be waiting for Tottenham to get desperate for a Harry Winks sale before making a late offer for the midfielder.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Tottenham were being left frustrated with their inability to offload Winks and some of the other players deemed surplus to requirements by Antonio Conte (Daily Mail).
Since then, the North London club have successfully managed to move on Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso, who have completed loan moves to Napoli and Villarreal respectively.
Winks, on the other hand, appears no closer to an exit, with just a week left until the transfer window shuts.
The Times reported last week that Everton did express an interest in the 26-year-old earlier in the summer but Frank Lampard did his homework on the England international and decided that he would not be a good fit at Goodison Park.
The report added that no other Premier League club had shown a serious interest in the Spurs star this summer.
Gold believes that clubs might be holding off on their move for Winks until late in the transfer window to get a cut-price deal.
When asked about Winks, the journalist said on a Q&A in Football.London: “I wouldn’t be shocked if he’s a late departure. He will have to move for his sake and Spurs. He’s good enough for most Premier League sides and those abroad. I’d imagine a few are waiting until Tottenham get a bit desperate.”
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I have been extremely surprised by the lack of interest in Winks so far this window. I thought that the likes of Brighton, Leeds and Southampton would have made moves for the midfielder as he would improve those sides. Perhaps, the England international has rejected some offers in the hope that he will get better ones.
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