The first of many call-ups for midfielder


Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks has received his first call up to the senior England squad after Manchester City’s Fabian Delph withdrew through injury.

Winks was promoted from the England Under-21 squad and now will take his place in Gareth Southgate’s senior side for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Slovenia and Lithuania.

Harry came across the radar of many Tottenham fans when he was still a member of the Under-18 side at White Hart Lane and was named among the substitutes for the 2-2 draw against Benfica in the Europa League back in March 2014.

Since then, he has gone onto show his huge potential which recently led Mauricio Pochettino to describe the 21-year-old as ‘the perfect midfielder‘.  Arguably Winks’ most memorable moment in a Spurs shirt to date was his seeing the boyhood fan score his first senior goal for the club in the last-gasp 3-2 win over West Ham United in November 2016.

Winks has featured seven times for Spurs this season and played the full 90 minutes in the 4-0 win against Huddersfield on Saturday.  Something tells us that if Winks gets a chance to put on the three lions shirt, it won’t be his last.

We’ll leave you with the fact that at 21, Winks already has one more senior call up than West Ham’s, Mark Noble!

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