Harry Winks told Man City transfer would be ideal because of Pep Guardiola
Harry Winks has been told that signing for Manchester City would be great for his career because of Pep Guardiola.
That comes from former Premier League striker Kevin Phillips, who suggested that Jose Mourinho might not be the coach for him.
Tottenham are prepared to let Winks go with the England international facing an uncertain future at Spurs.
Spurs have just signed Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton for around £15m, while Kyle Walker-Peters went the other way.
He has been unhappy with his options and usually operates with a base player in that position.
Winks was used but unsuccessfully in that role, as Mourinho prefers a more stronger and physical player.
Guardiola, on the other hand, is a huge fan of the 25-year-old and is preparing a £40m move for him.
And ex-Premier League forward Phillips reckons he would fit in well at the Etihad.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “It’d be strange, but business is business.
“I’ve said all along that I like Harry Winks. I think technically he’s a good player, and he can get better.
“I actually think he would fit in quite well at Man City.
“I think he would develop under Pep Guardiola.
“You’ve seen how Phil Foden has developed and how he will become a world class player.
“I’m not saying Jose Mourinho couldn’t do that, but there have been times this season when Harry Winks has been left out, I’ve almost started to wonder whether he is one of Jose’s players. Is he going to start every week?
“I’m not surprised that he’s being linked with other clubs, Man City maybe a little bit, but he’s a ball player.
“All of City’s players are ball players. It will be interesting to see how this one unfolds.”