Manchester United have earmarked Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks as one of their top transfer targets for the summer window, according to a report from the Sunday People (16/2; page 55).
It looks set to be an important summer for both Spurs and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men. Neither are out of the race to finish in the top four by any means, but it has been a tough campaign at times for both.
And one player on United’s radar heading into the summer is Winks, according to the Sunday People.
It is suggested by the Sunday People (16/2; page 55) that they could sell Paul Pogba, and Solskjaer hopes that some of the cash could be used on signing Winks from Spurs.
The Sunday People notes that the 24-year-old is valued at £40 million, but Jose Mourinho will not want to lose the academy graduate.
TBR View – Spurs surely won’t sanction Winks exit
Winks has made 16 starts in the Premier League this season. Nevertheless, it is incredibly difficult to imagine Tottenham being willing to sell the midfielder during the summer.
He perhaps has more to prove before he becomes one of the first names on the team sheet at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
But when he is on form, he is clearly a fantastic talent. And it would certainly be a big surprise if he was sold for anything like £40 million.
As Mourinho spends longer with Spurs, it may not be a surprise to see a number of players move on. There are players within the squad who have arguably not recaptured the form they showed during the early stages of Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure.
However, Winks is surely one player who is not in that category.
There have been glimpses which suggest that the best is yet to come from the England international. And thus, Tottenham sanctioning a sale to Mourinho’s former team looks extremely unlikely.