Aston Villa are keeping a close eye on Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks, according to the Telegraph.

The 25-year-old is one of several players that could leave the club this summer to improve their chances of more regular first-team football.

Winks had been a regular during his first four years in senior football, but Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s arrival, and his midfield partnership with Tanguy Ndombele, saw him restricted to nine Premier League starts, and only 15 league appearances overall.

His opportunities to impress mainly came in the Europa League and domestic cups, but the midfielder was forced to watch on from the sidelines for the majority of the campaign.

Winks’ frustrations led to links with a January exit, although Jose Mourinho blocked any move.

However, with Oliver Skipp now expected to challenge for a first-team spot, Winks could fall further down the pecking order in north London, which is why the Telegraph believe that Dean Smith is monitoring him.

Winks was once an important player for Spurs, especially during the run to the Champions League final in 2019, but with Skipp expected to replace him, he wouldn’t be a great loss.



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