Tottenham said to get real amid news of £ 40million Winks

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Tottenham live in cuckoo cloud country if they believe they can get £ 40million from the Harry Winks sale.

That’s what ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny says, speaking exclusively to Football initiate on the latest news from the 25-year-old midfielder.

The Times reported on September 13 that Spurs are open to selling Winks and have cited £ 40million for all interested clubs.

It is claimed that Everton and Aston Villa approached Daniel Levy over the summer about Winks’ availability, but scoffed at the president’s requests.

Winks, who is under contract in North London until 2024, has only started one league match under Nuno Espirito Santo.

And all potential suitors will continue to shrink from its sky-high price tag, insisted an incredulous Kenny.

“It’s ridiculous money” he said Football initiate correspondent Adam Williams.

“I think it just shows you that the game is over. He hasn’t been a regular week after week for quite some time, so £ 40million is crazy.

“He has played a hundred games since he arrived and he is now 25 years old. These are not exactly huge numbers. These fees therefore seem excessive.

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

Winks made his first-team debut in 2014 and racked up 111 league appearances for Spurs.

It was used sparingly by Jose Mourinho and Ryan Mason last season and Nuno seems to follow a similar school of thought.

In other news, Alan Hutton makes a ‘£ 50million’ claim from Tottenham after the star joined the casualty list.

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