Former Premier League striker Dean Windass has claimed Harry Winks should jump ship at Tottenham Hotspur to join Southampton.
Football Insider reported before the transfer window in April that the Saints were keeping tabs on the 25-year-old, but no formal offer had yet arrived.
Winks, a Spurs academy graduate, has struggled to impose himself on the first team of late, especially since Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg’s arrival last summer.
Oliver Skipp has also returned from his loan at Norwich and has started the two opening Premier League games of this season, and it appears Winks has been pushed even further down the pecking order for Premier League matches this campaign.
Winks has represented Spurs for a number of years now; the 25-year-old has made 175 appearances in all competitions for the club since breaking through the academy in 2014.
As for Southampton, they recently secured the future of their star midfielder James Ward-Prowse on a five-year deal.
Windass, however, has still suggested Winks should leave and that Southampton would be the perfect fit for the midfielder.
He told Football FanCast: “I think Harry Winks’ days are numbered at Tottenham.
“He needs to be playing football because he’s too young to be sitting on the bench and too good of a footballer to be sitting on the bench for Tottenham.
“I’m sure he would be a good addition to any Premier League club in central midfield. He breaks up play and sets the tempo.
“He’d be a great signing for Southampton.”
Winks is a player Tottenham should look to move on; he is too far down the pecking order now for his loss to cause a dent. He also could generate a decent fee due to his age and the fact he is English.
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