Some Spurs fans argue over whether to sell £40m-rated Harry Winks amidst interest

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Dom Le Roy

Harry Winks is a player who divides opinion among the Spurs fan base like few others. While some view the midfielder as one of the best in his role, others see him as more of a passenger who plays safe rather than taking risks.

It is thus unsurprising that rumours of a potential £40 million offer from Manchester City have evoked a mixed reaction from some Spurs fans on social media.

The Sun reported that Man City are ready to make a move for the England international, who Jose Mourinho views as being dispensable this summer.

Some fans admitted that they would snap City’s hand off if they offered £40m for the 24-year-old and insisted that the money could be used to strengthen in other areas.

However, others claimed that the club would be crazy to even consider selling a homegrown talent like Winks for the rumoured amount and suggested that the midfielder does not get the respect that he deserves.


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I am not surprised that some fans do not quite get Winks as a player as he possesses quite a niche skillset. For a possession team that likes to build from the back like Manchester City, the midfielder could be a great asset to have as there are few midfielders in the league as skilled at progressing the ball from the defence into midfield. It can be argued that the 24-year-old does not suit Mourinho tactically as his defensive awareness off the ball leaves a lot to be desired. However, I cannot see us selling Winks to another English club, especially given our problems with fulfilling the homegrown criteria.

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    Amazing ! Pep can see value in Winks to be part of the elite City set up and Spurs cannot unlock value from a homegrown Academy boy who bleeds Spurs. I am sure Mou can help Winks regain the heights he scaled to make him an England international – remember Glory glory Wembley night versus ReL when Spurs dominated ex-Spurs legend and winner of best palyer of the year, Modric ?


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