Pep Guardiola 'lines up shock £40m bid for Harry Winks

Pep Guardiola ‘lines up shock £40m bid for Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks… with Jose Mourinho prepared to sell to Manchester City so he can raise funds to invest in the Spurs side’

  • Pep Guardiola is said to be lining up a shock £40million move for Harry Winks 
  • The midfielder was a regular starter for Tottenham in the 2019-2020 campaign  
  • But he could face competition from new signing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg next year
  • Jose Mourinho knows he will have to sell before he can bring in any more players 

Manchester City are lining up a shock move for Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks, according to reports.

There is more competition for places after Jose Mourinho signed Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton this week and the manager knows he has to sell if he wants more signings.

The Sun report that Winks could be one of the stars Spurs are willing to let leave if they can attract a bid in the region of £40million with Pep Guardiola said to be a keen admirer of the England international.

Pep Guardiola is said to be lining up a £40million move for Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks

The Manchester City manager is reportedly a big admirer of the England international

Winks signed a new five-year contract under Mauricio Pochettino last year and remained a key part of Mourinho’s squad in the second half of the season.

Spurs are also said to be reluctant to sell to a top-six rival but have limited funds available for more players. 

The arrival of Hojbjerg would also potentially cover the loss of Winks with Mourinho wanting to rebuild his squad.

Jose Mourinho knows he has to sell if he wants to bring in any more new signings this summer

The 24-year-old’s style of play mirrors the type of football Guardiola plays at the Etihad and the midfielder could be more at home under the Spaniard than his current boss.

Winks would also face competition at City with the club not short of midfielders.  

Tanguy Ndombele has also been linked with a move away from Spurs after a frustrating first season in north London.

Mourinho would perhaps prefer to sell the Frenchman but it is thought the club would struggle to recoup the £56million they splashed out last summer.

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