'Very unlikely': Guillem Balague reacts to Spanish club's second offer for Spurs star

Sam Preston January 11, 2021
'Very unlikely': Guillem Balague reacts to Spanish club's second offer for Spurs star
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Spanish journalist Guillem Balague says Valencia have made a second loan offer for Tottenham’s Harry Winks.

He claims that the Spanish outfit would pay his entire salary to bring him in on a temporary basis this month.

But he says that the loan payment Daniel Levy is demanding makes an exit very unlikely at the moment.

He expressed sympathy with the England international, saying he is currently ‘stuck’ at Spurs.

He did say that Winks isn’t wanted by Jose Mourinho – which might be a claim some fans take exception to.

Winks has played for Spurs in their last three Premier League games and two most recent EFL Cup matches.

The Englishman hasn’t been first choice, but the fact Mourinho has been using Winks would suggest that the midfielder isn’t quite ‘stuck’ at a club where he’s not wanted.

It remains to be seen what will happen with the loan bids coming in from Valencia for Winks.

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It appears that Daniel Levy’s loan payment demands are the biggest stumbling block to a deal getting done.

And we’ll see if Levy eases up on those to allow Winks to maybe go and get regular football with the European Championship this summer in mind.

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Sam Preston a senior football writer for the Boot Room and United in Focus. He is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist with five years of professional experience writing digital content. He studied with the Press Association and also has a 2:1 Law with French Law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Burnley, Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.