Sampdoria manager Marco Giampaolo has admitted that he does not know when Harry Winks will be available for selection, with the on-loan Spurs man continuing to recover from an injury.
Winks completed a loan move to Sampdoria in the final days of the summer transfer window, with the Serie A club thought to have an option to make the deal permanent for €25m (£21.8m).
The move came as a bit of a surprise as reports indicated earlier in the summer that the England international was on the radars of a whole host of Premier League clubs, including the likes of Southampton, Nottingham Forest, Everton and Leicester City (The Evening Standard).
In the end, none of those clubs seemingly made a move for Winks, who had to settle for a switch to Luigi Ferraris Stadium. The midfielder is yet to start a match for the Serie A club as he has been sidelined by sidelined with an ankle injury over the past few weeks (CalcioMercato).
Giampaolo has now revealed that the on-loan Tottenham man has only trained once with the squad and that he is unsure of the player’s return date.
The Sampdoria boss said about Winks (via Fabrizio Romano): “Since he arrived from Spurs, he only had one training session with us and nothing else. I hope he will be able to come back soon. I really don’t know when Harry will be available.”
Spurs Web Opinion
I was surprised that a few Premier League clubs were not willing to take a punt on Winks as he would certainly improve plenty of sides in the division.
It is worth remembering that the 26-year-old actually did well last season in the few opportunities he was handed by Antonio Conte, such as in the 2-2 draw against Liverpool at home and the 4-0 win over Leeds at Elland Road.
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