Manchester City and Manchester United are both weighing up moves for Tottenham holding midfielder Harry Winks, according to The Athletic journalist David Ornstein.
The Citizens will be looking to strengthen in the middle of the park in the summer and the 23-year-old is said to be on the club’s radar. Supporters on Twitter are highly sceptical about the merits of bidding for the England international:
i’d rather play Ederson at midfield than sign this guy wtf
— Kyle Walker at Goal (@caruso_stan) January 6, 2020
Not bad. He’s stagnated at Spurs in his development & can’t see him being a starter for Jose. Maybe it would be a good move for both parties.
— RyanD2588 (@D2588Ryan) January 6, 2020
He is very good ooo
— 🤴F.O.B 🤴 (@francisobengboa) January 6, 2020
Let him go to utd and we sign kalvin Phillips sir.
— Abdullah Zaman (@abdullahZ2004) January 6, 2020
— 𝙁𝙊𝙐𝙍𝙈𝙄𝘿𝘼𝘽𝙇𝙀 𝙈𝘼𝙉𝘾𝙄𝙉𝙄 🏆 (@knuckleheadache) January 6, 2020
Honestly hoping this is another Sanchez-like bait for United
— Anaamaya Mishra (@Anaamaya_Mishra) January 6, 2020
We ain’t serious
— 🏴 StockportIniestaSZN 🇯🇲 (@StockportGOAT) January 6, 2020
Yes, because we need another often injured player
— shayvc (@bmore41) January 6, 2020
We have Rodri & Gundogan
— Mike Weathers (@TheCartel14) January 6, 2020
Winks has been on the periphery somewhat since Jose Mourinho was brought in to replace Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs manager. The midfielder has started just three of the last nine league games.
He is neat and tidy on the ball, although his two goals and two assists in 122 appearances for Tottenham does suggest he lacks an end product.
Manager Pep Guardiola does, however, like players who can fit into his system, and he may feel Winks could do a job, perhaps as a squad player. Alternatively, it may simply be the case that City are seeking a signing who can increase their homegrown quota.