By Pranav Shahaney

24th Jun, 2022 | 3:40pm

Rangers stance on Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks shared

Rangers are reportedly not in the race to sign Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks this summer.

According to the Scottish Sun (June 24, 13:50), reports that the Spurs man has been offered to the Ibrox side are wide off the mark.

Even if they were keen on signing him, they would not want to break their wage structure and lure away the £90k-a-week player from one of the Premier League’s richest clubs.

Winks was close to joining Rangers in 2016 when Mark Warburton played a big role in trying to get that deal over the line.

Bullet dodged?

A few seasons ago, Winks was on the rise and was putting in good performances not just in the Premier League but also the Champions League.

However, that only was a purple patch and he seems to have fallen off considerably over the last few years.

He’s struggling to get a game for Spurs and may not be the ideal option for Rangers either as his lack of first-team minutes over the last few months may work against him.

Even if he is a good player and would upgrade the playing eleven, he would come at a high transfer fee and tremendous wages.

The club must instead look for a midfielder who can play as an eight as well as a ten as goals from the middle of the park have been in short supply recently and they need somebody who can change that quickly.

In other Rangers news, contract talks with a key player have hit a new impasse with a summer exit now on the cards.