Tottenham star the subject of an official approach from Premier League rival

Date published: Thursday 7th October 2021 9:44 - James Holland

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Tottenham have received an approach from a Premier League rival over the signing of one of their players, according to reports.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have had a mixed start to the 2021-22 campaign. They began the Portuguese’s reign with a surprise 1-0 victory over Premier League champions Manchester City.

Narrow victories over Wolves and Watford followed in the league as Tottenham made it nine points from a possible nine. However, defeats to London rivals Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Arsenal have seen them slip down the table.

Spurs beat Aston Villa in their last outing to put them eighth on 12 points. They face Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United in the first game back after the international break.

Due to Nuno’s arrival, a number of Tottenham players have seen their prominence in the team change.

One man who looks set to leave the club is 25-year-old midfielder Harry Winks. The Englishman has played just twice in the Premier League so far.

He put in a disappointing performance as the club were beaten by Pacos de Ferreira in their Europa Conference League opener.

Winks’ situation has alerted a number of Premier League clubs ahead of the January transfer window. Everton, Aston Villa and Leeds United have all been linked.

CaughtOffside now write that Everton have acted on their interest by enquiring about the possibility of landing Winks.

They are keen to take him on loan for the second half of the season and have contacted Spurs officials. The club’s response is yet to be revealed, although they are highly likely to consider the move.

Reports on Wednesday claimed that Winks had made the decision to leave Spurs in a bid to regain some confidence.

He is reportedly willing to go abroad, but Everton have now offered him the chance to remain in England.

Winks would ‘enhance’ Tottenham rivals

Former manager Alex McLeish believes the midfielder would ‘enhance’ either Everton or Aston Villa.

In an interview with Football Insider, the Scot said: “I definitely feel that it [a transfer] can enhance the squads of either club.

“When you go away, you can get your wings free and then do your stuff. Not be under the same intense pressure.

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“Even if it’s to a so-called lesser club, they can come back strong.”

Winks has made 178 appearances for Spurs since graduating to their first team in July 2016. He is yet to win a trophy as the club’s last piece of silverware came back in 2008.

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