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Newcastle Reportedly Still Interested In Move For Spurs Midfielder



During the summer, then-manager Steve Bruce wanted to strengthen the midfield with some loan signings. While Leicester’s Hamza Choudhury garnered much of the attention and was likely Bruce’s preferred choice, Tottenham’s Harry Winks was also touted as a potential option.

Of course, Mike Ashley refused to budge on his stance that Bruce must offload before adding. Newcastle are now paying the price without a win in our opening 12 matches in the league.

The Mail has recently reported that Winks could be targetted in the January window. According to Simon Jones, the 25-year-old was on the list of targets over the summer should Newcastle have been able to make room in the 25-man squad.

Jones also reports that Winks is still an option as he meets the criteria for January as a player with Premier League experience. The England international has racked up 112 Premier League appearances in his career.

Winks has not featured much for Spurs over the past few seasons. The Tottenham Academy product made just 15 league appearances last term and has just 8 in all competitions this season.

However, his fortunes may have turned with the appointment of Antonio Conte as Spurs’ new manager over the break. The Italian started Winks in the midfield in the 2-1 come from behind win against Leeds on Sunday.

After the match, Conte named Winks as one of the players who helped spearhead Tottenham’s second-half revival. This is what Conte said as published in football.london:

“I’m pleased because many players are involved today.

“Tanganga, Sanchez when he came in, Winks – he struggled a lot with the rest of the team in the first half, second half he played with a lot of personality and played well.

“Also Sessegnon to come back into the team after injuries was good for us.”

It remains to be seen if Winks will get the consistent playing time under Conte that he didn’t under Espirito Nuno Santo and Jose Mourinho. Though if not, he could be a decent option should become available during the winter window.

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181 comments so far

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 22, 2021 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #121

    Moonraker,
    If you google it, it’s not just one outlet, as I said pretty much every outlet has him ranked from 1th to 31st, why do you think he was cut so much slack from the Man U fans in the first couple of seasons.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 22, 2021 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #122

    15th 😳

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 22, 2021 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #123

    Charley re previous thread.

    I think that Joel was caught be it ever so minimal and there was a reaction from him, he might even have questioned the ref on it, but as it was us, no VAR and a potential nail in our season!

    1
  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 22, 2021 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #124

    Southgate, wow.

    Don’t know why he gets such great press, he’s done nothing and from what I saw at the Euros, he was the reason England didn’t win it!

    He’s the perfect England manager as he’ll do as he’s told without a word and will never speak out of turn, goody two shoes.

    England will win nothing with him in charge, England have wastes another 4 years if they’ve extended his contract!

    Man U would be better off re signing OGS.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #125

    I see that Bowis was in the Port Of Tyne today, where exactly is that?

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  • Wor B

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #126

    OP

    You forgot a bit, he looks good in a M&S suit.

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  • Wor B

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #127

    EGB

    Just down the bank from Lookers Ford.

    Other dealerships are available.

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #128

    Optimistic prime
    Nov 22, 2021 at 6:59 PM
    Comment #124

    OP

    I totally agree mate. GS is not the answer for England IMO and I honestly do not get the love in for him from the press and media compared to what previous England managers have had to endure over the years. Fair enough he got us to a final. To not win it with that team and set of players shows his weaknesses. However, he is the FA sweetheart so he will be going nowhere. For me England will stagnate under him unfortunately but would love to be proved wrong in Qatar!

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  • Wor B

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #129

    Sooth Shields

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #130

    WorB

    On the Pier?

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  • Moonraker15

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #131

    Jail
    I’ve no idea mate but some players are more popular than others. But as someone said he scored the winner in the final! That’s it!
    I can’t remember him doing anything else! But then I’ve hated the so and so’s for decades!
    But why do you think these football writers opinions are more genuine than mine.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #132

    Fenham

    Southgate is exactly like the FA, passive, boring and unambitious

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #133

    A semi final of the WC and a final of the Euro’s aint bad for a crap manager! 🙄

    1
  • Clasol

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #134

    Peter – love the Blacklist. Great acting although do miss Elizabeth.

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  • Moonraker15

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #135

    OP
    Southgate is a legend!
    Google it. He missed a penalty don’t you remember. His pizza commercial was legendary!

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  • Moonraker15

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #136

    Essex
    That is the problem! We now think semifinals are success, because we haven’t won anything since 1966.

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #137

    Aye OP and I’d say add “Woke” to that list also lol

    😉

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  • Jarra

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #138

    I’m not a Southgate fan for me he bottled it against Croatia and Italy but moving on I’m looking forward to the lunch time kick off on Saturday. I’m praying Dubs is in goal as for the rest of the team just hoping that no one tests positive for covid. When do the players and coaches get tested is it random or is everyone checked?

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  • Pain in the Blog

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #139

    Along with many of you, I complained to IPSO about the article written by Richard Littlejohn and published by the Daily Mail on 11/11/21. For anyone who is interested, here are extracts from an email I received today from the Daily Mail – not from IPSO.

    ‘Dear Complainants,

    I write further to our earlier email regarding your complaint about an article headlined “The Lookalikely Lass” published by Daily Mail on 12 November 2021…

    The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) has received a number of complaints about this article. All complaints related to the article’s reference to a reader’s comparison of the director of Newcastle FC, Amanda Staveley’s physical appearance, with the lion from The Wizard of Oz…

    Many complainants complained that Ms Staveley is known to have a degenerative disease and they believed this comparison was discriminatory because of her disability. As well as this, several complainants argued that the comparison was misogynistic, as men in similar positions would not be subject to derogatory comments about their appearance. Many complainants also believed a comparison of this nature was inaccurate, offensive, and constituted harassment towards Ms Staveley…

    In this case the party directly affected by the alleged breaches was Amanda Staveley. As complainants were not complaining on her behalf as an authorised representative, we were not able to consider their complaints further. For clarity, this does not affect the ability of Ms Staveley to make a complaint on this point.”

    So our complaints have been rejected because we were not officially representing Amanda.

    Incidentally, I think it was wrong of some complainants to refer to Amanda’s ‘degenerative disease’. I merely stated that it was an offensive personal attack and that Littlejohn should be made to publish an apology. But there you go.

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  • snowdone

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #140

    Yes, Southgate is a cautious manager, but come on OP and Lord Fensham!! Only Alf Ramsay has a better record for England. He has a great set of players to work with and his job now is to go that step further. I will give him my full support. Who should replace him at the moment?

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  • Jay b bedlingtoon

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #141

    Moonraker15 @135, creased man, I remember that advert… And the missed pen.. Southgate won’t cut it prem level imo, he tried at Boro wasn’t great… Did well with England, but an elite manager would of won us something with this England team.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #142

    EGB,
    It’s in Tyne Dock about a mile and a half up from the mouth of the Tyne.

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  • Peter

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #143

    Wor B… I am slower than our defence

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #144

    Pain in the blog

    That looks like a very disingenuous reply by them, Amanda should indeed go after them she has a good case.

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  • Swablr

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #145

    Clasol @ 134….just dropped a massive spoiler there.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #146

    Stevie G has more club experience than Southgate, he’s at his 2nd club now 😀

    Phil Neville must be a shoe in as Southgates replacement.

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #147

    Snowdone

    The man, the god, the hero, the legend OGS lol

    No I’ll be serious Brucey 😉

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #148

    Jarra

    I think that the players and staff all get regular testing.

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  • snowdone

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #149

    Elite managers don’t want the job. Yes, I agree we should have beaten the Italians, but the players were also to blame. Southgate has to show he has learned from this. The answer will be known in just over a year from now.

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #150

    Lampard for England for me

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  • Moonraker15

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #151

    Jay B
    Agree we should be winning every tournament with this England squad !

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  • Moonraker15

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #152

    Fenham

    Lampard would be my choice too. Also he’s a Chelsea legend!

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  • Moonraker15

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #153

    Agent Bruce could do the England job. He’s used to part time jobs!

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #154

    Some poor kid who followed us home and away, only 25 was killed in an accident yesterday, what a shame 😥

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  • Not another deJong

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #155

    Sorry if this has already been posted:

    GUARDIAN – Newcastle are sunk without midfield anchor

    Impressive going forward, hopeless at the back, Newcastle certainly entertained during an utterly chaotic 3-3 draw with Brentford. A positive Covid test confined Eddie Howe to his hotel room, but Newcastle’s new manager may have been most concerned with a midfield in which Jonjo Shelvey shone but Joe Willock underwhelmed. If he intends to continue in this ultra-attacking vein, Howe desperately needs a midfield enforcer to protect a Championship-standard defence. Indeed without such an anchor, the second tier is almost certainly where Newcastle, currently bottom of the Premier League and winless this season, will end up. As good as Allan Saint-Maximin and an apparently reborn Joelinton proved at the front of Howe’s 3-4-3, they could not camouflage the defensive fissures exposed by Ivan Toney’s desire to prove a point. Back in 2018 Newcastle sold Saturday’s star performer to Peterborough having deemed him sub-standard. Louise Taylor
    ——————————————————————-
    A slight re-writing of history, Rafa let Toney leave as staying at nufc would have hindered his development.

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  • snowdone

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #156

    OP and Lord Chalfont, full marks for coming up with some suggestions. Bruce is earmarked for Manchester , I’m told! Mr Neville is otherwise engaged at the moment. It’s Gareth for now, fresh from his date with Adele!

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #157

    Moonraker,

    For me Lampard would bring out the best in these young players. He plays progressive football not safety first boring stuff like Southgate. The young players in the squad would absolutely love playing under Lampard.

    If Eddie didn’t come here with us. I would have said him in a heartbeat.

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  • NY Mag

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #158

    Garett Southgate is doing a magnificent job, and long may it continue

    Semi final and then final….it’s coming home next time 🙂

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #159

    I wasn’t a fan of Southgate, I’m probably still not, but it’s really unfair to say we would have won it without him. How’s that? Nobody else before him won anything for 55 years, he’s got us to a final and semi which is a hell of a lot more than, Erikkson, Capello, Mclaren and Hodgson done. A bit of credit where it’s due, howay.

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  • Moonraker15

    Nov 22, 2021 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #160

    Fenham

    Eddie is perfect for Newcastle just now!
    But I agree he would excel for England!

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