Report: Conte has decided to sell 'perfect' Tottenham player this summer
Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly placed a £25million price tag on Harry Winks ahead of a potential summer move.
The Spurs midfielder struggled for regular starts last season under Nuno Espirito Santo and then Antonio Conte.
Winks made 30 appearances for Tottenham in all competitions in 2021-22, but just 17 were starts.
Conte brought Rodrigo Bentancur to Spurs in January, which led to Winks falling down the pecking order.
Now, with Conte and Fabio Paratici able to bring in new players, Winks’ future looks even more uncertain.
Conte also confirmed in late April that Oliver Skipp will be back in time for pre-season.
And the 21-year-old is likely to be competing with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Bentancur for a starting spot.
According to the Daily Mail, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will listen to offers for Winks.
Apparently, a fee of between £20million to £25million will be enough to land the 26-year-old.
Southampton and Newcastle are reportedly eyeing the England international and could make a move.
“The profile of a perfect midfield player”
Winks has made 203 appearances for Tottenham and played in the 2019 Champions League final.
Mauricio Pochettino was a big fan of the Spurs academy graduate.
In 2018, he told the Evening Standard: “Harry has the profile of the perfect midfield player.
“His characteristics are perfect. When we talk about midfielders like [Spain greats] Xavi and Iniesta, he’s like this type of player.
“He has this capacity but he needs to take my words in a very positive way – he needs a lot of work.”
However, Winks’ career at Spurs hasn’t really taken off, and he remains a peripheral player.
Likewise, he hasn’t been able to add to his 10 England caps recently.
His last Three Lions appearance was in November 2020.
Based on this report, it looks as though a deal that suits all parties could be on the horizon.
Winks gets to join a team where he can get first-team football and kickstart his England hopes.
Spurs, meanwhile, can earn £25million from a player they paid nothing for.
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