The Daily Mail reporter Sami Mokbel has claimed that Brendan Rodgers is keen to take Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks to Leicester City.
Winks’ time at Spurs looks set to come to an end this summer, with The Evening Standard reporting on Wednesday that the midfielder is desperate to leave his boyhood club in search of regular game time.
The report added that the 26-year-old was attracting interest from Everton and Southampton, as well as from La Liga clubs.
Mokbel has now said on the Last Word On Spurs YouTube channel (starting at 33:44) that Everton no longer seems to be an option on the table for Winks.
While the journalist did back up the rumours about Southampton’s interest in the midfielder, he suggested that Leicester have a ‘keen interest’ in the Spurs star.
Mokbel claimed that Winks’ quality in possession appeals to Rodgers and that the speculation linking the player with a move to the King Power Stadium ‘may have legs’.
He added that Crystal Palace are also eyeing the England international, with the Eagles looking for a number eight to replace Conor Gallagher, who has returned to his parent club, Chelsea.
Mokbel asserted that it would take an offer in the region of £20m-£25m to get Winks out of Tottenham this summer.
Spurs Web Opinion
I think Spurs will hold out for £25m for Winks this summer, and he would arguably be a bargain even at that price. The midfielder’s struggles for game time over the last two seasons should not make people forget how good he was from around 2016 to 2019.
He bossed games against the likes of Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, and Chelsea, and his partnership with Moussa Sissoko in the middle of the park was instrumental in our run to the Champions League final in 2019.
Winks was also a regular in England’s starting eleven until about two years ago, and the midfielder did quite well last season when Antonio Conte played him against the likes of Liverpool and Leeds.
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