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Valencia eyeing loan move for Tottenham's Harry Winks

Ross Jackson
Jan 12, 2021, 10:00 AM GMT
Harry Winks could be on his way out of Spurs
Harry Winks could be on his way out of Spurs | Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images
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La Liga side Valencia are keeping tabs on Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks, with a potential loan move in the offing.

The England man became a regular in the Spurs midfield during Mauricio Pochettino's time at the club, a position he retained following the arrival of Jose Mourinho in November 2019.

Harry Winks has struggled to cement his place in the Spurs starting XI
Harry Winks has struggled to cement his place in the Spurs starting XI | Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images

However, the signing of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton last summer has seen Winks' time in the starting XI limited, with the 24-year-old being afforded just five Premier League starts so far this campaign.

The Daily Mail report that Valencia are monitoring the out-of-favour Spurs midfielder as they look to bolster their squad in a bid to avoid relegation from La Liga.

Javi Gracia's side sit just three points above the drop zone, and the former Watford manager - who is a 'huge admirer' of Winks from his time in the Premier League - has pinpointed the Spurs midfielder as a January transfer target.

Valencia find themselves in the midst of a financial crisis, with many of their stars mooted to be set to depart the Mestalla as the club looks to generate transfer funds. Subsequently, a permanent move for Winks appears to be out of the question, though the Spanish side are hopeful a loan deal can be agreed before the end of the transfer window.

Winks has found himself in the second string Carabao Cup side at times this season
Winks has found himself in the second string Carabao Cup side at times this season | Michael Regan/Getty Images

Spurs are already understood to have rebuffed one loan enquiry from Los Che, though a second offer is likely to be tabled in the near future.

With the European Championships set to take place later this year, Winks is keen to play first-team football as he looks to secure his place in Gareth Southgate's England squad this summer.

The midfielder recently described his situation at the north London club as 'difficult', and a move away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium could well be on the horizon.

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