Harry Winks will struggle to return to the Tottenham squad with the Spurs duo in solid form



Harry Winks has only played 63 minutes of Premier League football so far this season and might struggle to get more playing time.

Nuno Espirito Santo led the midfielder in the 91st minute in their 1-0 win over Wolves, while Winks made their first Premier League start to the season against Crystal Palace last weekend.

Tottenham suffered their first loss of the season when they traveled to Selhurst Park as they lost 3-0 to Patrick Vieira.

The Lilywhites boss has been criticized for his defensive roster against Palace. Harry Winks was included in the midfield, alongside Pierre Emile Hojbjerg and Oliver Skipp.

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Both Skipp and Hojbjerg have started in every Premier League game of this campaign so far and have all put in strong performances.

However, when the 25-year-old was also brought into this midfield, fans felt he was too defensive, especially against opponents such as Crystal Palace.

The north London club had only two shots the entire game, which seemed to prove that this defensive starting XI did not render the necessary serve in the attacking half.

The England midfielder came out after 60 minutes and during his hour on the pitch he didn’t do much to impact the game.

Winks was one of many Spurs players who sparked interest from other clubs during the summer transfer window.

Among those clubs were Aston Villa and Everton, but with Tottenham wanting £ 40million for them it didn’t go much beyond interest.

Former goalkeeper Paddy Kenny has revealed his thoughts on the price to pay for the midfielder.

“It’s ridiculous money… I think it just shows you the game is over,” he told Football Insider.

“He hasn’t been a regular week after week for quite some time, so £ 40million is crazy.”

“If they try to push him forward, I would be shocked if they came close to that amount of money for him,” he added.

Winks played 90 minutes in both Europa League qualifiers, but did not get any minutes in the competition’s first group game.

If Skipp, Hojbjerg and Dele Alli continue their strong performances in midfield, the Englishman could struggle to break into the Tottenham squad.

He can be used in European competition and the Carabao Cup, to give the aforementioned players rest, but he will have to improve his game if he is to be considered a regular in the Premier League.



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