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Valencia consider loan for Harry Winks from Tottenham


Valencia, La Liga side, are keeping an eye on Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks, with a potential loan in sight.

England became a regular at Spurs midfielder during Mauricio Pochettino’s stint at the club, a position he retained following the arrival of Jose Mourinho in November 2019.

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Harry Winks struggled to consolidate his place in Spurs’ starting XI | Matthew Ashton – AMA / Getty Images

However, the signing of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton last summer limited Winks’ time in the starting XI, with the 24-year-old having only five Premier League starts so far this campaign.

The Daily Mail reports that Valencia are watching the underprivileged Spurs midfielder as he seeks to strengthen his squad in a bid to avoid relegation from La Liga.

Javi Gracia’s side are just three points above the drop zone, and the former Watford manager – who has been a “big fan” of Winks since his time in the Premier League – has identified the midfielder. Spurs field as a January transfer target.

Valencia find themselves in the midst of a financial crisis, with several of their stars set to leave Mestalla as the club seek to generate remittances. After that, a permanent move for Winks appears to be out of the question, although the Spanish side are hopeful that a loan deal can be reached before the transfer window ends.

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

Spurs have reportedly already rejected a loan request from Los Che, although a second offer is likely to come 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 Tottenham Hotspur may well be on the horizon.