Manchester United are reportedly eyeing a move for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks in this summer transfer window. According to the report in Stretty News.
The 25-year-old Englishman is a product of the Tottenham Hotspur youth system. The midfielder made his senior first-team debut in 2014 as a teenager. Since then, Winks made 173 appearances in all competitions and scored four goals.
The England International spent his best time as a professional footballer under Mauricio Pochettino. However, the first team appearances were hard to come by for him under Jose Mourinho’s tenure. Winks made only nine starts last season in the Premier League and two of those came after the Portuguese manager was sacked.
Meanwhile, after discussions with the fan forum, Manchester United owner Joel Glazer has assured the fans that they will invest in the team’s development this year. And as a result, it is expected that the Red Devils will be active in the transfer market this summer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already asked for at least three signings and the defensive midfield position is one of the areas that the Norwegian is asking for strengthening.
Will Manchester United sign Harry Winks this summer?
According to the report in Stretty News, Manchester United manager and the recruitment team are admirers of Harry Winks. Even though the official talks over a potential transfer have not been started yet. But, the Red Devils have understood that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is open to selling the midfielder and £25 million would be enough to get the deal over the line.
However, the 25-year-old midfielder still has three years in his contract. And the price seems extremely low given Levy’s reputation in the transfer market.
The Red Devils desperately need a quality centre defensive midfielder this summer. Fred and Scott McTominey do not have the attribute to play in that role. And a quality defensive midfielder will give an opportunity to Donny Van de Beek or McTominey to play in the midfield pivot position and show their qualities without worrying about defending.
So, Solskjaer must land a quality defensive midfielder this summer. The name Harry Winks might not excite many fans, but he could be effective in that role at Old Trafford.
Manchester United conceded 44 goals last season and the presence of a proper defensive midfielder like Harry Winks could have prevented ten goals. And that might have earned ten extra points for Solskjaer’s side. These little things can take a team from being a good team to a successful team.