Journalist Paul Brown has said that Harry Winks still harbours hopes of rescuing his Tottenham career and he wants to prove to the next Spurs boss that he is good enough to play for the club.
Winks missed the entirety of the first half of the campaign with an ankle injury after completing a loan move to Sampdoria last summer.
Since returning to full fitness in January, the 26-year-old has been a regular fixture in the heart of the Serie A club’s midfield and has arguably been the club’s most consistent performer.
However despite his best efforts, the England international could not prevent Sampdoria from going down.
Reports from Italy have indicated that the club’s relegation from the top flight means that they cannot afford a deal to sign Winks permanently (SampNews24).
So, it remains to be seen what the future holds for the Tottenham academy graduate, who may perhaps be put on the shop window by the North London club this summer.
Brown believes that Winks will want to prove himself to the next Tottenham head coach but suggested that the 27-year-old’s days in N17 now look to be numbered.
The journalist told GiveMeSport: “Winks is in flux. He has not been able to convince a series of managers now that he deserves a starting place.
“I’m 100% sure he wants to return and try to prove that to whoever comes in.
“But he’s facing an uphill battle and has a lot of people in front of him at the moment who the club have invested more money in.
“So, it could be that we’re seeing the end of Harry Winks at Spurs.”
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Winks has just one year left on his contract with Tottenham.
So, unless the midfielder agrees to sign a new deal, thus enabling Spurs to protect his market value (which looks unlikely), the club will have no choice but to cash in on him this summer.
So, irrespective of which manager takes over in the summer, Winks looks likely to be on his way out. Given how well he has performed over the last few months, a few Italian clubs would probably explore a deal for the midfielder over the coming months.
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