Paper Talk: Tottenham star makes January exit threat to Mourinho

Date published: Tuesday 17th November 2020 8:22 - Jonny Whitfield

Harry Winks, Jose Mourinho, Ben Davies Tottenham

A Tottenham star has made a January exit warning to Jose Mourinho, while a Spanish goalkeeper has admitted transfer interest from Arsenal – all in the latest Paper Talk.



Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks could consider his future and leave in January if his game time does not improve, according to a report.

The 24-year-old has only made nine appearances this season, four of which have come in the Premier League.

However, he did not feature in the recent squads that led Spurs to victory over Burnley and West Brom. What’s more, he did not make it off the bench against Manchester United and Brighton.

According to The Telegraph, Winks will begin to consider his future if his recent snub continues.

Spurs head coach Mourinho has complained of a bloated squad for a number of months. Indeed, he has blamed his number of players for Dele Alli’s snub on occasion.

But Winks fears losing his place in Gareth Southgate’s England set-up ahead of next summer’s European Championships.

While he made appearances against both Republic of Ireland and Belgium recently, he is one of several players battling for a place in Southgate’s plans.

Indeed, Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham could continue to add to that after the teenager’s recent first call-up.

Leeds’ Kalvin Phillips has also made his Three Lions debut this season and is recovering from injury.

Asked about his situation, Winks said: “Definitely, my situation at Tottenham is difficult at the moment. It’s important that I keep fighting and working as hard as I can to stay in the squad and to stay in the team.

“Every time I get the opportunity for England I love it. It’s a great place to play football here, it’s free and the lads get on really well, it’s a great place to come to.

“I want to be a part of that in the Euros and I want to be in the starting XI in the Euros as well. But, yes, it’s important that back at Tottenham I get the opportunities there and I stay in the team there as well.”



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Levante goalkeeper Aitor Fernandez has revealed contact from Arsenal about a move there (AS)

Liverpool are hopeful of the imminent returns from injury of Jordan Henderson and Andy Robertson (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United striker Anthony Martial is training away from the rest of his France colleagues (RMC Sport)

Piers Morgan has mounted the pressure on Gareth Southgate to reveal details of his positive coronavirus test (Daily Telegraph)

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Meanwhile, a Covid-19 outbreak at Derby has forced the club to close their training facilities (Daily Telegraph)

England boss Southgate wants football chiefs to reconsider allowing five substitutes in Premier League matches (The Guardian)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has admitted that his team are a “long way” off their best (Daily Mail)

Bayern Munich have joined the Gunners in the battle to sign RB Salzburg star Dominic Szoboszlai (Daily Mail)

Man Utd forward Marcus Rashford has launched his own book to encourage children to read (The Sun)

Former Arsenal star Mathieu Flamini has dismissed reports that he could try to take over Arsenal (The Athletic)

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is considering pastures new with a move to Barcelona (Calciomercato)

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Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain have readied a mammoth contract proposal for Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos (AS)

West Ham retain an interest in Burnley’s James Tarkowski but will not pay his £35million fee (Football Insider)

France head coach Didier Deschamps has warned Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud about his game time at Stamford Bridge (The Sun)

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