Of all the transfers you could have predicted before the transfer window, Harry Winks to Valencia was never going to be one of them.
It is, however, one of the ongoing sagas in Spain at the moment, as the La Liga side, strapped for cash, are trying to bring the Tottenham midfielder on loan.
The 24-year-old is hardly in José Mourinho’s first-team plans, and wanting to ensure he has a chance of making Garaeth Southgate’s squad for the 2020 Euros in the summer, he’d like some more minutes on the pitch.
Valencia are prepared to give him that, but Daniel Levy, in true Daniel Levy fashion, is wanting to squeeze as much out of it as possible.
Deporte Valenciano have the latest, explaining the chairman ‘does not intend’ to let Winks go ‘for nothing’, and while the OK is there from the player, it doesn’t exist with Spurs.
It appears we’re at a bit of an impasse here, and while Peter Lim seems happy to pay for the player’s wages until the end of the season, he isn’t prepared to spend any fees to get him on loan.