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.
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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