After having an initial offer refused for the England midfielder, VALENCIA officially made a second loan bid for Tottenham’s Harry Winks.
The Spanish side, journalist Guillem Balague says, is believed to be able to pay the entirety of Winks’ salaries.
The high loan fee requested by Spurs, however, seems to be a stumbling block that Spanish football expert Balague suggests is making the deal very unlikely at the moment. With their first audacious attempt to draw the middle man of the Three Lions to LaLiga, Valencia failed, but they are not ready to concede defeat. Boss Javi Gracia, after keeping a close eye on him during his tenure as Watford manager between 2018-1919, is a major admirer of Winks, 24.
Gracia arrived at the Mestalla in the summer and, with his side teetering above the relegation zone, is in dire need of reinforcements.
Valencia is 13th, but with a lot of their opponents having games in hand, just three points above the drop.
As they try to pull off a big coup, the club seems to have made Winks their No1 transfer priority.
SunSport announced last month that to keep his Euro 2021 dreams alive, the England international could travel abroad.
At times in Jose Mourinho’s Prem squad this season, Winks found himself out in the cold challenging his Three Lions place for this summer.
But he did a mini-recovery, starring and starting two of Spurs’ last three league games.
Mourinho maintained that he had no plans this month to let the Winks leave.