The Sun have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur are set to block any attempt by Harry Winks to leave the club in January.

Winks was linked with a move away from Spurs during the summer transfer window after he struggled for game time for the majority of last season under Jose Mourinho.

However, the 25-year-old ended up staying put at his boyhood club, with sources claiming that he was keen to fight for his place under Nuno Espirito Santo.

He has been unsuccessful in forcing himself into the starting eleven so far, having started just one Premier League game this season.

The Times reported earlier this week that the midfielder is looking to leave Tottenham on loan in January in order to rejuvenate his career.

The Sun have now backed up that claim, revealing that Winks wants to leave Spurs to play regular first-team football. However, they claim that Tottenham have no intention of letting the midfielder go.

It is explained that the North London club see the England international as a key backup member of their squad and believe he could have an important role to play in the busy New Year fixture schedule.

So, it is asserted that Winks might have to see out the remainder of the campaign at Spurs and reassess his situation next summer.

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While Winks’ form has not been particularly great for a couple of years, I do believe that Tottenham have mismanaged him badly. He needs a run of games under his belt to get his confidence back and rediscover his old form. If Spurs are not going to offer him that, they should allow him to leave, either on loan or permanently. 

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