Tottenham: £25m star 'keen to leave' Hotspur Way this summer

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte

Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks would be open to a move away from the north London club this summer, says Daily Star journalist Paul Brown.

Reports suggest that Spurs are willing to listen to offers for the 26-year-old as manager Antonio Conte continues the rebuild of his team.

What is the latest news involving Winks?

According to The Sun, Sevilla are considering making a move for Winks in the upcoming transfer window.

As well as the Spanish side, Fulham, Everton and Southampton have also been mentioned as potential destinations for the Englishman.

The above comes after the Daily Mail reported that Tottenham are ready to let Winks leave north London if their £25m valuation is met.

Winks managed to make 30 appearances in the 2021/22 season, but he made just eight starts in the Premier League under Conte despite the former Inter Milan boss saying he “impressed” him in training.

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What has Brown said about Winks?

Brown has told GIVEMESPORT that Winks has tried to secure a move away from Tottenham before and would still be receptive to one.

Speaking to GMS, the Daily Star journalist said: “I think he’d be keen to go. He knows that the way the club are going, he’s not going to have a key role under Conte. And in the last couple of windows, his people were trying to find him a move, so it seems pretty clear that he’d be receptive to one.”

Why are Tottenham open to letting Winks go?

It is obvious that Conte prefers Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Rodrigo Bentancur, who made 26 and 16 league appearances, respectively, under the Italian in the campaign that has just gone.

Compared to Winks, they both add a bit more steel in the middle of the park, which is probably what Conte wants.

As per FBref, when it comes to tackles and interceptions per 90 minutes, both Hojbjerg and Bentancur have recorded better numbers than Winks over the last year.

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Hojbjerg has also proven to be quite effective in and on the edge of his box, making 2.06 blocks. It puts him in the 87th percentile for that metric when it comes to players in his position.

The above does not mean that Winks is a bad player, but it does suggest that he may not be the profile of midfielder Conte wants going forward.

With that in mind, then, the England international departing Hotspur Way this summer looks like an inevitability, with a move to Spain or another Premier League side seemingly possible.

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