Carlton Palmer has questioned whether Harry Winks has the mobility to play in Marcelo Bielsa’s side amidst speculation linking the Tottenham midfielder with a move to Leeds United.
Winks struggled for minutes for the vast majority of last season, only getting a run of matches under his belt after Ryan Mason took over as interim boss.
It did not come as a surprise to see the 25-year-old missing out on England’s squad for the Euros after what was the most challenging season of his career since breaking into the Spurs first-team.
Palmer insisted that even though the Spurs star is a quality player, he might not be the best fit for Leeds’ midfield.
The former Sheffield Wednesday man told Football Fancast: “I think he’s a versatile player, Harry. But he’s not mobile enough to fit the expansive game that Bielsa plays.
“Don’t get me wrong. I think he’s a good player in terms of he can play different [midfield] positions, but the way that Leeds play with a very fast attacking mobile team, I’m not too sure he would fit into that.”
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Winks’ development has stagnated and he has not evolved into the player Spurs fans were hoping he would. I still believe that he can be an extremely useful player in the right system but it is clear that he is lacking in confidence and that he needs a move to revive his career.
I disagree with Palmer’s take as I believe mobility is one of Winks’ strengths. I also think his passing and ball retention are quite decent and that the criticism he gets for not progressing the ball forward is unfair. I believe the 25-year-old’s main weakness is his lack of defensive awareness.
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