Robinson urges Leeds to snap up out-of-favour Spurs academy graduate

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Paul Robinson has urged his former club, Leeds United, to snap up Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks in the summer transfer window. 

Winks has struggled to get a run of games in the Tottenham side this season and has thus lost his place in the England squad.

The midfielder was part of the side that were humiliated 3-0 by Dinamo Zagreb two weeks ago and he subsequently found himself missing out on the matchday squad for Tottenham’s trip to Villa Park last week ahead of the international break.

The 25-year-old certainly has his work cut out to get back into the Spurs starting eleven and reports indicate that he could be on his way to Spain in the summer.

However, Robinson believes that the Tottenham academy graduate has been unlucky and asserted that he is good enough to get into any of the top six sides in the Premier League. 

When asked about Winks, the former Spurs number one told MOT Leeds News: “He’s a great player, I rate him really highly.

“He’s been unlucky at Spurs not to get more game time because I think he could get in any of the top-six sides. He’s a great player.

“If he came to Leeds it would be a real coup. Harry Winks and Ben White would be a great start to the summer and I expect Leeds to spend big again.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

Winks’ performances this season have left a lot to be desired but it can be quite difficult to play at your best when opportunities are few and far between.

The England midfielder is capable of recycling the ball better than most and at his best, he is arguably even more skilled than Hojbjerg at transitioning the ball from defence into the attacking areas. 

However, the defensive side of Winks’ game has not improved over the last couple of years and so he does not seem like a good fit for a Mourinho team. I think a move to Leeds would be a great one for him as he could potentially thrive in Marcelo Bielsa’s system.

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