Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks is now looking for a new team ahead of the January transfer window.
That is according to Italian news outlet Calciomercato, who say that AS Roma and Inter Milan are interested in making a move for the 25-year-old, who is valued at £18million on football database Transfermarkt.
Winks has less than three years remaining on his contract with Spurs, but restricted game time under Nuno Espirito Santo has now apparently forced him to seek a departure when the January transfer window opens.
The England international has featured just five times in all competitions for Tottenham so far this season – with just two of those appearances coming in the Premier League.
Roma manager Jose Mourinho is said to be interested in a reunion with Winks, who he managed during his time at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Speaking about Winks in January of this year, Mourinho was asked about the midfielder’s lack of goals, but explained why he was not worried about his return in attacking areas.
He said: “He is not a goal scorer. That is the reality. He is a different, it’s a different player. [Pierre-Emile] Hojbjerg is having an amazing season and didn’t score one single goal for us.
“Winks scored that amazing goal against Ludogorets. Some players are not goal scorers, that is just the nature.”
Winks was linked with a move away over the summer transfer window following a 2020/21 season of restricted minutes on the pitch, something he admitted was difficult and ultimately sealed his omission from the England squad for Euro 2020.
He said in November 2020: “My situation at Tottenham is difficult at the moment. It is 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.”
The Tottenham midfielder has not played in the Premier League since his side’s 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace last month.
Source by Football London