07 January 2020 08:40
Spurs fans split over Harry Winks interest Tottenham Hotspur fans have been left split over news of interest in midfielder Harry Winks. The Athletic reported on Monday that the midfielder is seen as an option for both Manchester City and Manchester United, with the former attempting to replace Fernandinho, and the latter looking for reinforcements this month. City are said to be unlikely to be too busy in January, however. Winks has struggled for minutes under new manager Jose Mourinho, playing 90 minutes just once in the Premier League, and fans believe that he should be offloaded. — ⚪️⚪️ (@bashy_1986) January 6, 2020 — glen keating (@glenkeating) January 6, 2020 Take him — Louis Brundle (@louis_brundle) January 6, 2020.
Take him, he just slows our play down — Stokesie1980 (@Stokesie19801) January 6, 2020 — Gary (@GaryHotspur83) January 6, 2020 I'll drive him there — No defense fc (@________78____) January 6, 2020 Good we don't need him — Santos (@Mateo_Santoss) January 6, 2020 Indeed, a selection of other fans believe that such a sale could fund a move for Boubakary Soumare, the Lille midfielder, or Ajax's Hakim Ziyech. The big fat Tottenham quiz of 2019 – how much do you remember about the last year at Spurs? Spurs have been credited with an interest in the former, who has made 17 Ligue 1 appearances this season, while they are also reported to admire Ziyech. Sell him and make a move for Ziyech — shelby curren (@shelby_Curren) January 6, 2020 sell him to fund soumare — Weezy F Baby (@gurg_zz) January 6, 2020 Sold and buy Soumare — Kanser (@kanspurs) January 6, 2020 However, some fans believe that Spurs should do all they can to keep hold of the player, particularly with such big clubs interested in his services. Should Spurs sell Winks?
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Tottenham on Tuesday, January 7 ahead of the January window. The transfer window is now open again, with rumours and speculation continuing to swirl as Tottenham Hotspur eye possible January reinforcements. The Champions League runners-up broke their transfer record during the summer, but it is possible outgoings which have made most of the headlines with a number of key players reportedly considering exits. Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Premier League trio want Brighton & Hove Albion defender Ben White?
Manchester United and Manchester City are reportedly considering an approach for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks. Manchester City's business this month is understood to be focussed on addressing their defensive problems. The club reportedly feel they are well stocked in other areas and can wait until the summer before making further additions. One such area that City are preparing to recruit in is midfield as they prepare for the end of Fernandinho's prominence in the side. City are exploring the possibility of signing Tottenham's Harry Winks as a potential replacement, according to David Ornstein's column in The Athletic. It is reported that Winks is 'one of several' options City are considering as they prepare for life without Fernandinho. City could be scuppered by their local rivals Manchester United, however, as they consider a move for Winks this month. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is understood to be very keen to bring in midfield reinforcements this winter window. Paul Pogba's fitness and speculation surrounding his future are forcing United's hand. As for Winks, he appears to have fallen out of favour under new Spurs boss Jose Mourinho. The 23-year-old has broken into the England set-up and may be concerned about his lack of game time with regards to Gareth Southgate's Euro 2020 selection. Man Utd team news: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has several first-team players out injured Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is faced with an injury crisis when Manchester United return to Carabao Cup action against Manchester City. The Red Devils have a host of players sidelined with long-term issues while illness has also struck the squad prior to the first leg of the semi-final. Man Utd told key target is exactly the type of player they need Paul Pogba remains sidelined with an ankle problem while Scott McTominay is also out, leaving United short of options in midfield. Defenders Eric Bailly, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Marcos Rojo and Axel Tuanzebe are all on the treatment table while Harry Maguire picked up a knock against Wolves on Saturday. The England international played through the pain in the FA Cup third round clash, helping United to a 0-0 draw at Molineux. But Solskjaer has confirmed Maguire is doubtful to face City while Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw missed the match at the weekend and are struggling to prove their fitness after an illness. JUST IN: Man Utd and Chelsea in Edinson Cavani transfer battle despite Atletico Madrid move Non-members will have to part with a massive amount of cash – prices set by the hosts – to watch next week's third-round replay at Old Trafford, between £45 and £55. Even Wolves season ticket-holders could have to pay as much as £47. Wolves – who have an allocation of 3,048 – charged United supporters a maximum of £35 for the 0-0 draw at Molineux last weekend. Russ Evers, of Hatherton Wolves, said: "For the first time ever, I have had to stop to think about going to a Wolves game. "I find out the cheapest tickets are £37, so, with travel, another £100 evening out for a game between two weakened sides, less than 10 days before we visit Old Trafford again in the league. "But it's Wolves and its the FA Cup, so I am £100 light." The Premier League has capped the price of away tickets at £30, but with this being the FA Cup, there are no rules to prevent United from setting the prices so high. Avid Wolves fan Matt Cooper said: "It's nothing short of ridiculous. To charge some fans £55 to watch what will probably be two weakened sides is astonishing. "Considering Wolves play there in the league a couple of weeks later, I can't see many making the trip. I would like to see fans boycott the trip or Wolves even refuse the allocation, but neither will happen. "Surely there should be a cap introduced for away tickets in the FA Cup, just like in the league?" "I think these prices are well over the top, especially considering the number of games both clubs have played over the Christmas period," he said. "I expected adult tickets to be around £20 to £25 for the replay, and some allocated to away fans are double this." Both clubs used to have to agree on ticket prices, but that changed in 2017. The Football Supporters' Association told the Express & Star: "After a successful FSA campaign, Premier League clubs agreed to a £30 cap for away fans but when it comes to other competitions clubs are too quick to disregard that principle. "This isn't a Premier League game, but we don't see why the FA Cup should be used as an excuse to bump up costs and rip off match-going fans.