The Athletic’s Charlie Eccelshare has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur will not be signing a replacement for Harry Winks, who is expected to complete a loan move to Sampdoria.
Winks has played no part in Antonio Conte’s first-team plans since reporting for pre-season this summer, with reports over recent weeks indicating that Tottenham have been left ‘frustrated’ at being able to offload the midfielder (Daily Mail).
The Evening Standard reported earlier this week that England international was of interest to Southampton and Nottingham Forest, as well as Sampdoria.
The Serie A club have now emerged as the favourites to land the 26-year-old, with Fabrizio Romano reporting on Friday that the midfielder had agreed to join Marco Giampaolo’s side on a season-long loan.
Eccleshare has now revealed that although Spurs and Sampdoria have not yet reached a full agreement, there is now ‘increasing confidence’ that the loan move will go through.
The journalist added that Tottenham will not be signing a replacement for Winks since his exit has been planned for a while.
Increasing confidence that Harry Winks will join Sampdoria on loan from #THFC
Not agreed yet but expectation is deal will happen. Talks to continue between the clubs over next few days
Winks will not be replaced – his exit has been planned for a whilehttps://t.co/QWcgyGTh5V
— Charlie Eccleshare (@CDEccleshare) August 26, 2022
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When Conte said that the club will have to sign replacements if players leave, it is clear that he was not talking about Winks or Sergio Reguilon, neither of whom are part of his plans. I believe the Italian was referring to Japhet Tanganga and Bryan Gil, both of whom could depart before the transfer window shuts.
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