Club chairman claims on-loan Spurs man is keen to prove Conte wrong 

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Sampdoria chairman Marco Lanna has revealed that Harry Winks is determined to show Tottenham they made a mistake by letting him leave.

Winks joined Tottenham’s academy as a schoolboy and came through the age group ranks at the club before going on to break into the first team.

While the midfielder had a promising start to his career at senior level, his development has stagnated for the past couple of years, with the 26-year-old struggling to get game time under the likes of Jose Mourinho, Nuno Espirito Santo and Antonio Conte.

Winks completed a season-long loan move to Sampdoria at the end of the summer transfer window, with Conte admitting that while he would have preferred to keep the midfielder as a squad player, Winks was keen to get regular game time under his belt (Football.London).

The on-loan Spurs man is yet to make his debut for the Serie A club as he has been sidelined with an ankle injury over the past few weeks (CalcioMercato).

Lanna has now revealed that Winks will return to training this week and added that the midfielder is keen to prove a point to his parent club.

The Sampdoria chairman told Clubdoria46: “Winks resumes training this week and rejoins the group next week, so I’m told. For us, he can be very important. He’s a player who wants to play.

“He’s not afraid of pain. I’m confident that he will take the field as soon as he can. He wants to prove that Tottenham made a mistake. You will see it when he’s on the pitch.”

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I would not be surprised if Winks proves to be a success in Serie A as the 26-year-old will get more time on the ball in Italy. Even though he has struggled over the last two seasons, I never had any doubts that the Spurs academy graduate would be a useful player in the right system.

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