Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks is a transfer target for La Liga side Valencia, according to football.london and AS. The England international started the season out of favour but has now started each of Spurs’ last three matches in all competitions.
Harry Winks Attracting Interest From Valencia
Winks initially struggled for game time at the start of the season. New signing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg joined Moussa Sissoko in the middle of the park as Jose Mourinho’s preferred partnership to start with, while Tanguy Ndombele has also impressed in flashes this campaign.
However, with rotation needed over the busy festive period, Winks has come back into the side and has done well, helping Spurs to wins over Leeds United and Stoke City and a draw away at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Winks has spent his entire youth and professional career at Spurs, joining the academy at the age of five.
The 24-year-old’s links to Spain go beyond transfer speculation too. Prior to making his debut for England, he would have been eligible to play for Spain down to his grandparents being from the country.
While a report from Eurosport suggests that Winks would be open to the idea of playing in La Liga, it does not appear that Spurs will let him go – even if Valencia are only looking for a loan until the end of the season.
Plans Could Change
The main hitch in the plan could be the reports that Valencia are about to part company with their manager, Javi Gracia.
The former Watford boss is coming under increasing pressure at the club, who are only outside of the La Liga relegation places on goal difference and have not won in their last eight games.
It’s likely that signing Winks would be Gracia’s idea as he will have come across the Englishman during his time managing in the country.
If he does end up departing, though, Valencia would likely look elsewhere.