Report: Aston Villa and Everton put off by Spurs’ £40m price tag for midfielder

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According to a report by The Times, Tottenham Hotspur were willing to sell Harry Winks this summer but only if interested clubs were willing to pay £40m for the midfielder.

Winks struggled for game time under Jose Mourinho last season, being largely restricted to a bit-part role at the club.

The midfielder was subsequently linked with a move away from his boyhood club this summer, with the likes of Leeds and Everton said to have shown an interest in him.

However, reports indicated that Nuno Espirito Santo decided to hand the 25-year-old a chance to resurrect his Spurs career this season after being impressed by the midfielder.

Winks was handed his first league start of the season on Saturday when Spurs fell to a demoralising 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace.

The Times have  revealed that Winks decided not to push for a move away from Tottenham during the summer transfer window.

It is explained, however, that Spurs were open to selling the England international if they received an offer of £40m.

The report suggests that Everton and Aston Villa were both interested in the Tottenham star but were put off by the Lilywhites’ valuation.

Spurs Web Opinion 

Winks has become a scapegoat for a lot of Spurs fans on social media over the last twelve months.

While I did not think he was particularly good on Saturday, he certainly did not do much worse than many of his teammates. 

I still think the 25-year-old is capable of getting his career back on the right track but it does now look increasingly likely that he has to leave Spurs in order to do that.

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