Tottenham are open to let Harry Winks go in this transfer window but want money in any proposed deal.
That’s according to AS, who say it is that final point which is holding up a potential move to La Liga side Valencia.
The newspaper explains that, amid a financial crisis at the club, Peter Lim has refused to invest a single Euro in transfers beyond paying for wages.
Because of this, transfers are proving hard to get done, and that is the case for Winks, for whom Valencia have been ‘working’ on signing him for weeks.
According to emails between those involved in the negotiations for the midfielder, Tottenham are open to the transfer but have asked for an ‘economic amount’ if that is to happen.
That ‘slows his arrival’ at Valencia, presumably because they cannot afford whatever it is that Tottenham are asking for to sanction a deal.
Talks remain open but ‘without progress’, suggesting that Daniel Levy is once again playing the role of tough negotiator for his club.
Winks, for his part, is keen on the move and would welcome a switch to the Mestalla as it would guarantee him the continuity he needs to be a part of England’s squad for Euro 2020.
The two clubs seem far away from a potential deal at this point, though, meaning he may have to wait until much later in the window to get the move he wants.