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Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks may reportedly have to leave the club in January to secure a spot on England’s team for next year’s European Championship.
The academy product has only played in four Premier League games this season and hasn’t started since September.
the Mirror reports that England boss Gareth Southgate has stressed that team members must play regularly to be selected for Euro 2020 next summer.
The chief of the Three Lions has shown his affection for the Spurs player, giving him eight international matches for his country.
However, the club manager Jose Mourinho has pointed out that Winks is not one of his first picks.
He has knocked him out of the squad entirely five times this season.
And now, the source says, Winks may have to leave the club in order to play regularly.
This is a stark contrast to the warmth he felt from the previous head coach, Mauricio Pochettino.
The Argentine selected him to play 115 games during his time at the London club.
It’s also a big change from last year, having played in 41 Spurs games, including 31 Premier League games.
Even Mourinho gave him the captain’s armband in the club’s 3-2 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers in March.
However, it now appears that he will have to play elsewhere to be part of Southgate’s plans for 2021.
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Winks with no illusions of what is at risk
WinksThe 24-year-old admitted last month that his situation with the national team is not ideal and described the situation as “difficult.”
He said: “I want to be part of that at the Euro and I also want to be in the starting XI at the Euro.
“It’s important that I keep fighting and working as hard as I can to keep myself on the squad and stay on the team.”
Winks has played in England’s last three games, playing the full 90 minutes against the Republic of Ireland.