Report: Tottenham told clubs they'd have to pay a staggering £40m to sign 25-year-old from them this summer

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Tottenham Hotspur apparently wanted £40 million for Harry Winks this summer, the Times report.

Big fee

Winks was linked with a move away from Tottenham after his importance to the team wained last term.

The England international midfielder became a bit-part player under Jose Mourinho, and he has continued to struggle for regular game time since Nuno took charge.

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Both Everton and Aston Villa both showed an interest in signing him this summer.

However, they walked away from any potential deal as Tottenham apparently wanted a staggering £40 million for him.

Unrealistic demands?

Those demands seem exorbitant, considering Winks’s form in recent times.

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While he is English and still of an age where he is able to progress, in a covid influenced market, Spurs were never likely to receive such a big fee for Winks.

When he was at the peak of his powers, Winks may have fetched such a sizeable sum.

But after two years of middling form, Tottenham’s demands simply don’t appear to be realistic.

Winks will now have to stay and fight for his place at Spurs.

He did start at the weekend, but he was poor, as Tottenham slipped to a 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace, and may be moved back down to the bench next weekend – when Nuno’s side take on Chelsea.

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