Player called 'amazing' by Pochettino now in Tottenham limbo - TBR View
It was too long ago that Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks was starring in a Champions League quarter-final. Now, he’s facing limbo at his boyhood club.
During Tottenham’s run to the final of Europe’s showpiece competition, Winks was a mainstay in the team.
He played in all but three matches of the memorably run; featuring for an hour in the final against Liverpool.
Since Mauricio Pochettino departed things have gone south. Jose Mourinho never really fancied him and last season he made just 30 appearances.
Only half of those came in the Premier League, with just nine coming in the way of starts.
This season, Winks is way down the pecking order. The 25-year-old has started once in the league and against Arsenal, he wasn’t even named in the 20-man squad.
These are worrying times for Winks and there’s a real concern as to what comes next for the midfielder.
He has previously been linked with Manchester City. It seems unlikely, however, that given he’s slipped off the radar that Pep Guardiola would still be keen.
The Citizens incumbent now has other options in his squad and that makes a move for Winks extremely unlikely.
What has gone wrong for Winks at Spurs?
Frankly Spurs just have better options in midfield.
The club are desperate for Tanguy Ndombele to work, whilst Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has been a revelation since signing from Southampton.
In 2019, Pochettino called Winks ‘amazing‘ after a strong showing against Fulham in the Premier League.
He was a regular in the team under the Argentine and even collected 10 England caps.
The short-term future doesn’t look particularly good for Winks and the long-term situation remains uncertain.
Winks earns around £90,000-a-week and at the moment it’s hard to see an extension coming on his deal until 2024.
Given his age, there is plenty left in the tank. Winks needs to feel loved again and that looks unlikely to come any time soon at Tottenham.
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