Harry Winks’ Tottenham future ‘in doubt’ as Jose Mourinho pursues £25m move for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to form a new-look midfield
- Harry Winks’ Spurs future is cast into doubt as transfer window approaches
- Tottenham’s pursuit of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg could see Winks leave the club
- The England star has failed to become a regular starter under Jose Mourinho
Tottenham’s pursuit of Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has cast doubt over Harry Winks’ future at the club.
Jose Mourinho faces competition from Everton for the Saints star, who is priced around £25million.
If Spurs are able to beat Carlo Ancelotti to the Dane’s signature, then Winks is the most likely to leave North London, according to the Mirror.
Harry Winks’ future at Tottenham has been cast into doubt as transfer window approaches
Tottenham’s pursuit of Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg could see Winks leave Spurs
Winks is also valued between £25m and £30million and has failed to become a regular start under Mourinho at Tottenham.
The 24-year-old could become the victim of some re-shuffling as Mourinho tries to form his new look midfield on a limited budget.
Due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is hoping to balance the books during the summer in order to allow the manager to sign who he wants.
Winks has failed to become a regular starter under Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho this term
It is also believed that Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker-Pieters, who is currently on loan at St Mary’s, could be used as part of a deal to lure Hojbjerg to London.
However, Southampton are yet to declare any interest in making the young defenders loan move a permanent one after the season has finished.
Winks was an academy success story with Tottenham and was nurtured under former manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Winks is an academy success story at the club who was nurtured by former boss Pochettino
However, he is not quite as favoured under the new boss – with stiff competition from the likes of Moussa Sissoko, Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso in midfield.
Hojbjerg was recently stripped of the Southampton captaincy after he confirmed to the club that he would not be signing an extension this summer, giving his current deal just 12 more months.
Therefore, the Saints would prefer to cash in on him this summer rather than allow him to leave as a free agent the following year.