Former Coventry City striker, Noel Whelan has admitted that he does not understand why Tottenham Hotspur would want to sell Harry Winks amidst reports that the club might be looking to cash in on the midfielder this summer.
The Sun claimed two weeks ago that Mourinho was willing to sell Winks this summer as he looked to raise funds for Tottenham’s summer targets.
The report revealed that Manchester City were interested in the Spurs star, with a £40 million move to the Etihad being touted for the midfielder.
The 24-year-old is certainly a player who splits opinion among Spurs fans and that was reflected in the reaction to the rumours on social media.
While some admitted that they would snap City’s hands-off for £40m, others insisted that Spurs would be stupid to sell a homegrown talent like Winks to a rival.
Whelan firmly belongs in the latter category as the pundit questioned the logic behind Jose Mourinho potentially letting a key player like Winks leave the club.
Reacting to the rumours linking the England international to move to City, Whelan told Football Insider: “I just find it a bit strange.
“You’ve got a very good young player who’s come through the ranks at the club and done nothing wrong really.
“He looks very comfortable on the ball and not out of place in the Premier League and he had a break into the England set up.
“You’d think a club like Tottenham, especially after not getting the best out of Ndombele, he’s the sort of player you’d need at the football club.
“Harry Winks has got a great attitude, quality on the ball, work ethic and he’s only going to get better.
“I find it strange that a club would be selling to a rival, a good English based player.
“If Man City want to buy him you have to question are you doing the right thing in selling him?”
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I can see why Pep Guardiola would want Winks as the 24-year-old would seamlessly fit into City’s system. However, this rumour is a complete non-starter as Winks has been a regular under Jose Mourinho and the Spurs boss has not given any indication that he wants to move the midfielder on.
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