Alex McLeish believes that Tottenham’s rumoured £20m valuation of Harry Winks will put off Premier League clubs who want the midfielder.
Winks has struggled for game time under Antonio Conte despite Oliver Skipp being out injured for the second half of the season.
The 26-year-old is one of several players who Tottenham are expected to cash in on this summer (Mirror), with the midfielder thought to have been informed that he can find a new club (Football Insider).
The Sun reported this week that the Everton and Fulham are interested in signing Winks while Sevilla are also considering joining the race for the Tottenham midfielder.
The report added that Southampton also have their eye on the Spurs star but the North London club’s asking price would prove prohibitive for the Saints, who are prioritising additions in other areas of the pitch.
McLeish believes that Winks would be a decent addition for Nottingham Forest ahead of their foray into the Premier League but believes that the newly promoted club will not pay £20m for the England international.
The former Aston Villa boss told Football Insider: “There will only be a certain club who will pay that sort of money (for Winks). It’s possible that teams who have come from the Championship, Nottingham Forest might look at Harry Winks or someone like that.
“He’s certainly got the good experience for some of the teams at a lower level than Tottenham. But £20million seems quite high, especially for a guy who’s been out the team for almost the entire season.”
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I believe Spurs will end up selling Winks closer to £15m. I actually believe that he is potentially worth twice that amount as he could be a useful player under the right system if his confidence is up.
However, given his lack of minutes over the past two years, his market value has certainly dropped and Tottenham will have to accept a cut-price fee for the 26-year-old this summer.
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