Jose Mourinho has told reporters he has no intention of selling or loaning Harry Winks, amid reports of January interest in the Spurs ace.
Speaking ahead of tonight’s clash with Fulham, the Tottenham boss was asked on the future of England midfielder Winks.
But in a short and frank message to any clubs looking on with any interest, Mourinho told the Evening Standard that he is not even considering allowing Winks to leave the club.
“Nothing has changed. Good player. A player that I like, a player that I need, a player that the squad needs. A player with a contract for a few years. A player we don’t want to sell, a play we don’t want to loan. So if somebody is working on that they are losing time,” Mourinho said.
“Even for you journalists. If you keep speaking about something that is never going to happen. Don’t lose your time. Don’t lose your time. That’s my advice.”
Winks has been playing more of late, starting two of the last three and impressing in the midfield. However, with talk of Valencia being interested, rumours over his future have been gathering pace.
But Mourinho seems to have nipped it in the bud here, seemingly putting an end to any speculation over Winks’ immediate Spurs future.
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Too many times we see managers tip-toe around things like this and it causes more and more of a stir. Mourinho, to his credit, has simply shut this down with a few sentences.
Winks is crucial to Spurs. Yes, he might not start every single week but he’s integral in a squad that is challenging for trophies this term.
The England man will play his part and to be honest, is best served staying with Spurs anyway given how well they’re doing.