Harry Winks has hinted that he could leave Tottenham Hotspur in January in order to gain regular playing time.

The 24-year-old has been a first-team regular for the Lilywhites since 2016. However, he appears to have dropped down the pecking order following the arrival of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton.

He was even left out of the matchday squads for the league wins against Burnley and West Brom. With Spurs currently in excellent form and second on the league standings, Winks’ situation looks unlikely to improve anytime soon.

Winks did feature for England against the Republic of Ireland and Belgium. However, he understands that he may need to get regular playing time in order to be selected for the Three Lions squad, which will contest the rescheduled European Championships.

“My situation at Tottenham is difficult at the moment and it’s important that I keep fighting and working as hard as I can to stay in the squad and to stay in the team,” Winks said as quoted by The Telegraph.

“Every time I get the opportunity for England, I love it. It’s a great place to play football here, it’s free and the lads get on really well, it’s a great place to come to.

“I want to be a part of that in the Euros and I want to be in the starting XI in the Euros as well. But, yes, it’s important that back at Tottenham I get the opportunities there and I stay in the team there as well.”

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