Man United planning surprise move for €20m-rated Premier League midfielder

Man United have made an approach to sign Harry Winks in the summer transfer window. The PL heavyweights are eyeing the 25-year-old midfielder as a potential replacement for Paul Pogba, with Tottenham Hotspur looking to recoup £25m for him.

Winks has been with the Spurs all his career, having joined the London club as a six-year-old in 2002. After making superb progress in Tottenham’s youth setup, Harry got his big break in the first-team squad in 2014, while he was still in his teens.

Since then, though, England international has endured a roller-coaster of a ride at the London club, struggling to nail down his spot as a regular for stretched periods. The 2020/21 campaign proved to be especially difficult for the English midfielder, who started only nine PL matches, making more starts in Europe.

His predicament at Tottenham has alerted PL rivals Man United. The interest from Red Devils is a tad bit perplexing, considering the future of Paul Pogba does not really appear to be bleak, even though the report suggests that Harry is being viewed as a possible replacement for the French midfielder.

However, with Nemanja Matic on the wrong side of 30 and also being linked with a potential summer exit from Red Devils, Winks could well be a long-term replacement for the Serb. Having said that, Harry would not be a like-for-like replacement for Matic, and will instead be yet another player of a similar profile as Fred and Scott McTominay.

Instead, pursuing a player like Saul Niguez could make more sense for Man United, seeing as he can essay multiple roles in midfield equally adeptly.