Leicester City boss Enzo Maresca has revealed that he suggested Harry Winks’ name to the Foxes board the first time he met with them during the summer.
The decision has proven to be the right one for Winks, and for Leicester, as the 27-year-old has thrived at the King Power Stadium, having arguably been the best player across the English second-tier so far this season.
The former Spurs star’s commanding performances in the middle of the park are arguably one of the main reasons that Leicester are currently five points clear at the top of the table.
Winks opened his account for Leicester in front of goal on Saturday, with his brilliant curved 80th-minute effort giving the table toppers all three points at Loftus Road.
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Speaking after his side’s 2-1 win over QPR, Maresca told BBC Sport about the midfielder: “Harry Winks has been a main player for us, for the way he behaves on and off the ball, trying to learn new things every day.
“When I met the club for the first time, he was the first name [I said] because I know him from Tottenham and he was in Italy last year. With this idea of football, Harry is perfect.”
Watch Winks’ strike against QPR below:
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Winks’ struggles over the last few years were down to him not getting a run of matches due to injury and subsequently being low on confidence.
There has never been any doubt about the 27-year-old’s quality and I do not think most Spurs fans are surprised that he is absolutely tearing up the Championship.