Former Leeds United striker, Noel Whelan has claimed that Newcastle United could look at a potential move for Tottenham’s Harry Winks in the near future.
The Times reported recently that Winks wants a loan move away from North London in the January transfer window in search of regular game time. However, the Sun claimed any such move would be blocked by Tottenham.
Winks has only played five games for Tottenham so far this season, with four of those coming in the Europa Conference League and only 60 minutes on the pitch in the Premier League (TransferMarkt).
Football Insider claim that a ‘recruitment insider’ informed them Tottenham currently value Winks at around £30m.
Whelan claimed that Winks would face too much competition at the likes of Everton and Aston Villa, but could play 90 minutes regularly for the Tyneside club. He also tipped Newcastle to look at a loan deal in January, followed by a potential permanent transfer.
He said (Football Insider): “Newcastle might want someone like Harry Winks.
“If Winks wants to play 90 minutes week in, week out then he needs to look elsewhere to make sure he’s a guarantee in the team.
“Everton and Aston Villa have just got too much competition in the squad – he may as well stay at Tottenham.
“But it’s something Newcastle will be looking at. They’ll be looking at what positions they need and who’s available.
“They could get Winks in on loan to help them until the end of the season without paying a penny. They can also look towards making the deal permanent.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
Harry Winks needs a move away and Tottenham would not be smart or fair to block it. A loan with an obligation to buy would be ideal in January. I still think he would be a great player for a possession-based mid-table Premier League side.
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