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Tottenham Hotspur manager José Mourinho went bankrupt in his crucial Europa League game with LASK Linz on Thursday night, naming a team almost in full force.
Aside from the absences of Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane, and the presence of Eric Dier on the bench, it was a lineup that could do Spurs justice in a competitive Premier League game.
What should Mourinho do with Harry Winks in January?
However, he also provided some clues about the long-term future of some players, namely Dele Alli, who was also named a substitute, as well as Harry Winks.
The England midfielder was totally snubbed and it’s not the first time he’s just started Three of their top-flight league matches this period.
Winks hasn’t even been on the team for the last time Three Premier League departures.
The Hotspur Way Academy graduate, currently rated at 40 million euros (36 million pounds sterling), has even admitted his concerns about his position at Spurs ahead of next summer’s European Championship, he said Sky sports:
“My situation at Tottenham is definitely difficult at the moment.”
With Winks winning around £ 75k per week in north London it would be wise to move him in January for the sake of his career. It is obvious that Mourinho does not like that he starts games regularly as he once did.
The form of Tanguy Ndombele and the arrival of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg have certainly contributed to that since the summer as well.
He was one of Mauricio Pochettino’s favorites with the former Spurs coach once dubbing the master of the engine room a “perfect midfielder” before comparing him with the great Spaniards, Andrés Iniesta and Xavi.
“Its features are perfect. When we talk about midfielders like Xavi and Iniesta, it is like this type of player. He has this ability, but he needs to take my words in a very positive way, he needs a lot of work. “
Given its value and the fact that it is under contract until 2024, The Spurs could make a lot of money from his departure. A bold but much needed call next month.
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