Former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips believes that a whole host of clubs would be interested in snapping up Harry Winks should he become available, but questioned whether a transfer to Arsenal would be worth the ‘hassle’.
However, Winks was not included in the matchday squad to face Manchester City in the 2-0 win on Saturday, with Mourinho revealing that he had returned from England duty with a slight injury (Football London).
Reports indicate that the England international could push to leave Spurs in January if his predicament does not change between now and the transfer window reopening (Telegraph).
Phillips suggested that, while Winks would be a good fit for Mikel Arteta’s side, a move to Everton would be a less controversial one for the Spurs man.
The pundit told Football Insider: “I have always been a big fan of Harry Winks. I like the way he plays football. He is never afraid to get on the ball.
“If he was made available I think there would be many teams queuing up to take Harry Winks.
“Would he dare do make the switch across north London? I could see him in an Arsenal team but it would be a big call. We all saw what happened to Sol Campbell. Is it worth the hassle?
“Someone like an Everton could be good. If they were not to get hold of Isco perhaps Winks could play there.
“There will be a queue of teams looking to sign Harry Winks if he became available.
“I sympathise with him. He never lets the team down when he plays and credit to him, he wants to play football.
“It will be interesting to see if he gets the opportunity to go somewhere.”
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