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Valencia have emerged as surprise contenders to land Harry Winks on loan this month, permitting Tottenham decide to let him leave. The appears unlikely as things stand, following two successive starts in the Premier League under Jose Mourinho.
Winks was a regular under Mauricio Pochettino and at the start of the Mourinho era before he lost his place in the side.
The Tottenham academy graduate has grow frustrated with his lack of minutes in recent months and was set to consider his future ahead of the January transfer window.
He reportedly held crunch talks with Daniel Levy, in which he outlined his frustrations over playing time.
Winks has since forced his way back into favour but that hasn’t stopped other clubs from taking note of his situation.
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According to Spanish outlet AS, Valencia are interested in taking Winks on loan.
His technical quality and passing ability is likely to suit the stye of play in La Liga and Winks also has connections.
“I’ve got Spanish grandparents and I’ve got a connection with Spain,” Winks told ESPN in 2017 before his first England call up.
“But I consider myself English and I want to play for England. That’s what I’ve said all along.”
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Winks has since played 10 times for the Three Lions under Gareth Southgate and is hoping to be part of the squad for this summer’s European Championships.
Ultimately, that may hinge of whether he continues to play regular for Tottenham or decides to go out on loan.
Spurs are keen to keep Winks and value him as a key play, particularly with the side fighting for trophies on four fronts.
The 24-year-old is said to be top of Valencia’s shortlist.
Los Che are currently managed by former Watford boss Javi Gracia, a coach who knows Winks well from his time in the Premier League.
Winks’ former Tottenham team-mate Christian Eriksen is another name on the agenda.
The Dane has been told he can leave Inter Milan this month, just one year after joining the Italian giants from Spurs.
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