Manchester United Eyeing January Move For Spurs Midfielder Harry Winks

Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba after the match.

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Manchester United are weighing up the possibility of luring Harry Winks to Old Trafford this month, as per the Athletic.

United have missed both Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay in their last two outings, one of which was a bitter defeat to arch rivals Arsenal. The Red Devils have a clear lacking in midfield which needs a quick fix.

Pogba’s future has been in the air for quite a while now whilst McTominay lacks that creative edge which can control the tempo of the XI. Creativity is desperately needed among Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men and if the Frenchman ends up leaving, their only option would be the forever -underperforming Andreas Pereira.

Which is why the Mancunians have turned their attention towards Winks. Although he started well when Jose Mourinho first arrived, the Englishman now finds himself fallen a bit below the pecking order. The midfielder was even kept on the bench on multiple occasions where he could’ve helped the team.

On the other hand, Spurs are now actively looking to offload Christian Eriksen during the winter transfer window in order to avoid letting him go for free at the end of the season.

Tanguay Ndombele’s constant injury woes have begun to tire Mourinho who publicly complained about it recently. With all these ongoing issues, it may not be wise to let the England international go, especially to a top-six rival.

However, the Spurs academy product has never been a sole creator in a team. The youngster can often be seen reluctant to make progressive passes and insisting on playing safe passes sideways or backwards. Clearly, that’s not what Solskjaer should be looking.

Surprisingly, Man City are also said to be interested in the midfielder as they see him fit to play the No. 6 role.

At just 23-years-old the Spurs man can be developed further into the player the Norwegian wants. The only thing stopping the Old Trafford outfit from prizing their target away is his contract which ties him in North London till 2024.