Newcastle United are interested in taking Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks on loan, according to the Daily Mail.
Winks has fallen down the pecking order in recent seasons at Spurs, but has reportedly expressed his desire to stay in North London and fight for a place in Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
Nuno elected to start the 25-year-old in Portugal last Thursday, but he struggled to impose himself on the game as Spurs fell to a 1-0 first-leg defeat to Pacos de Ferreira in the Europa Conference League play-off, however he did have a better showing in last night’s return leg.
It has now been reported that Newcastle hold an interest in the Spurs academy graduate, with Matty Longstaff heading for a potential loan move to the Championship.
Longstaff has been a target for Sheffield United and Huddersfield Town over the course of the summer, and manager Steve Bruce feels he needs reinforcements should the midfielder leave St James’ Park.
The report from the Daily Mail states Winks is firmly on Bruce’s list of loan targets, as is Leicester City’s Hamza Choudhury, who has been labelled a ‘priority’.
However, the question remains as to whether Spurs would be willing to sanction a short-term deal, with Nuno’s side still planning to bring in reinforcements of their own.
Spurs Web Opinion
Winks has had a difficult couple of seasons at Spurs, and he looks like a shadow of the man who was so good under the tutelage of Mauricio Pochettino.
It currently looks difficult for him to cement a permanent position in midfield with plenty of bodies ahead of him. A move to a team like Newcastle, though, could be beneficial in getting his career back on track.
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