Pundit claims Spurs player who was Man of the Match last week may leave in January

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks was a standout player in the club’s quarter-final match against Stoke City in mid-week.

The academy graduate not only provided the assist for Gareth Bale’s crucial opener but also forced Stoke to lose possession in their own third for Hary Kane’s late goal.

Despite the 24-year-old picking up the Man of the Match award in the Caraao Cup tie, helping Spurs to seal a place in the semi-final, Darren Bent believes that Winks may still choose to leave in January.

Winks has just 282 minutes of play under his belt in the Premier League this season and wasn’t even included in the matchday squad for five of the last nine games. In fact, Winks has only played 43 minutes over the past 10 Premier League games (Transfermarkt).

The Spurs man himself has spoken out about how difficult the season has been from him, stating that he needs club minutes in order to get into the England Euro 2020 squad for this summer’s finals (Independent).

Darren Bent believes that Winks will have a big decision to make when it comes to the January transfer window (Football Insider): “When you think about the way Hojbjerg has settled in, Ndombele’s been good, you know what you’re gonna get from Sissoko, it is difficult for him.

“I think come January he’s gonna have a big decision to make.

“But listen. I’m a big fan of his, I’ve always liked him, I love the way he plays football, his technique, the way he passes the ball. Yeah it, was a very good performance from him in a cup quarter-final.

“I did the game for Sky on Wednesday night. And watching him, he’s done very well. He was neat and tidy and you think to yourself, he should be getting more minutes.”

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