Tottenham Hotspur fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to express their reaction after reports broke out yesterday that Manchester City are plotting a shock move for Spurs midfielder, Harry Winks.
According to reports from The Sun, Jose Mourinho could allow Winks to leave the club this summer if they can draw a bid in the region of £40million with City keen.
Pep Guardiola is a keen admirer of the England international. The 24-year-old’s style of play mirrors the type of football Guardiola plays at the Etihad, and it is no surprise that the Spaniard is so fond of him.
Winks, who signed a new five-year contract under Mauricio Pochettino last year, played an important role in Mourinho’s squad last season.
However, after Jose Mourinho signed Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton this week, the Portuguese could feel the need to offload some of his players.
Spurs do not have a high transfer budget, and therefore Mourinho could be tempted to sell him if they receive a handsome offer.
Many Spurs fans feel that Winks should not be sold as he is a homegrown product. There are others who feel there are better midfielders available in the market, and Spurs should let him go. Here are some of the selected tweets:
£40m for him +£20m = Upamecano here we go
— One Of Us #Jose (@engr_zazee) August 13, 2020
No thanks, homegrown and one of our own, press resistant, good at recycling the ball and keeping possession
there is a reason pep is interested for 2 seasons now but our fans are too blinded by emotions that they know better than a 2 time champions League winning manager
— p.o.t.l.s.c (@p_o_t_l_s_c) August 13, 2020
Ngl 40mil, I think I’d do it
— Alex (@xAlexTHFC) August 13, 2020
I’d take £40 million for Winks without hesitation, could buy an established European midfielder for that
— Dan (@DanP1991) August 13, 2020
I like winks. But I do agree he ain't good enough. We are short of homegrown players though. Can't see him going
— justinleong (@justinleong13) August 14, 2020
Amazing how many Spurs fans slate Winks yet Guardiola thinks he’d improve the City squad! A great player when in his strongest position
— Kevin Miller (@kev13miller) August 14, 2020
£30M or more, and i'd take it every day of the week. Imagine if we could use that money to get Skriniar, without having to give up Ndombele.
— Felix Høybye (@Felix_HP1) August 13, 2020