Could Tottenham use Aston Villa interest in Harry Winks to sign boyhood Spurs fan?
A surprise report this week claimed that Aston Villa are keen on raiding Tottenham Hotspur this summer, for midfielder Harry Winks. The England star has fallen down the pecking order at Tottenham. But could Nuno Espirito Santo use it to his advantage – and get a deal done for Ezri Konsa?
The signing of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg pushed Winks down the pecking order. The England international has been forced to fight for a place alongside the Denmark international. But Jose Mourinho preferred the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Gio Lo Celso and Moussa Sissoko during 2020-21.
It limited Winks to just 15 Premier League appearances out of a possible 38, starting only nine and finished 90 minutes on four occasions. He is a fringe player at best and with Villa keen – he could go. The Telegraph said on Wednesday that Villa wanted Winks – but Spurs could benefit.
Tottenham need defender and Villa ace Konsa is the ideal solution – amid Winks report
In the two seasons Konsa has spent at Villa, he has really caught the eye alongside Tyrone Mings. The latter is in the England side, largely because he is a lefty. Had he been right-footed, there is an argument to suggest Konsa might have got in ahead of Mings.
The 23-year-old centre-back helped Villa keep 13 clean sheets in his 36 Premier League outings. Sparkling under the guidance of John Terry, he has caught the attention of Tottenham. Spurs and Liverpool are interested in signing Konsa, a player that The Athletic claim is a boyhood Spurs fan.
It remains to be seen how much Konsa would cost but with Ben White in the £50million region, Konsa will not be far off that. So, with Spurs needing Konsa and Villa eyeing Winks – surely Spurs can massively reduce Konsa’s asking price by including Winks in a deal to sign the Spurs fan?
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