Some Manchester City fans on social media have reacted negatively to reports that Pep Guardiola is plotting a move for Harry Winks.
Winks certainly does not strike one as the stereotypical Jose Mourinho midfielder but the England international has been a regular in the side since the Portuguese coach arrived at Spurs in November.
However, the 24-year-old, like many others in the Spurs squad, was riddled with inconsistencies this season.
The Sun claimed that Mourinho is open to letting Winks leave the club for around £40million and reinvesting that money into other targets as City eye a move for the midfielder.
The reaction to the news from some Spurs fans was quite mixed, with some admitting that they would snap City’s hands-off for £40m while others insisted that the club would be crazy to consider selling the academy graduate.
However, barring a few City fans who thought Winks could be a decent addition, many dismissed the idea and suggested that the club needed to be aiming higher.
He’s not even good enough to be a premiership football. Just runs about looking busy but actually does nothing to affect to game. Most overrated midfielder in the league
— stephen lynch (@SalfordsFinest4) August 14, 2020
Would rather give Tommy Doyle more game time, will be a far better player then Winks eventually!
— Macauley Williams (@bigmacwills) August 13, 2020
Rather play Claudio bravo as midfielder ffs
— Jerry Blue (@7CoolJay) August 13, 2020
— Shawn (@shawnthesharkk) August 13, 2020
Doubt Pep would buy average English players
— Lehlohonolo Papo ? (@papomcfc) August 14, 2020
I’ve always respected Pep but if this is true then ima flip
— Frank Noble????????? (@franknoble_) August 14, 2020
Sign up him. Then loan him back to spurs til Dinho is done.
— mikey (@mancitymikey) August 13, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
I actually think Winks would be perfect for City’s system as there are very few who are as good as him in retaining possession in tight areas and helping transition the ball from defence into midfield. He could seamlessly fit into the Rodri/Gundogan role and thrive but I cannot see us selling him, due to our difficulties in meeting the homegrown criteria.
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