Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks is a transfer target for Manchester City and Manchester United, according to the Athletic.
Winks emerged as a regular starter under Mauricio Pochettino, particularly last season, but has been in and out of the team this term under both Pochettino and new boss Jose Mourinho.
The England international started against Brighton on Boxing Day but was suspended for the trip to Norwich City and left out at Southampton, before returning to the line-up for Sunday’s draw with Middlesbrough in the FA Cup.
The Athletic’s David Ornstein, who is always reliable when it comes to transfers, suggests Winks has fallen out of favour under Mourinho and is now being targeted by the Manchester clubs.
City are said to be keen to replace the 35-year-old Fernandinho and see Winks as a viable option, while United are currently a couple of players short in midfield because of injuries to Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba.
It’s strange to see Winks linked with those clubs given he hasn’t really impressed this season. It will be interesting if City and United act on their interest this month, though Spurs don’t have the depth to cope without the 23-year-old at present.