Harry Winks, who is on loan with Serie A side Sampdoria for the rest of the season, has claimed that no one from Tottenham has contacted him during his spell away from North London.
The English midfielder came through the ranks of the Spurs academy and broke into the starting XI under Pochettino, with a particular highlight being his dominance in a 3-1 win over Real Madrid in the Champions League.
However, Winks fell out of favour under Antonio Conte in North London and subsequently joined Sampdoria on loan last summer.
Unfortunately, it took until January for the midfielder to actually make his debut for his new club due to an ankle injury and eventual surgery.
Despite so much time on the sidelines and Sampdoria’s woeful form this season, Winks has actually impressed on the pitch and received glowing reviews (Daily Mail).
In a recent interview, Winks admitted that he is not sure where his future lies, despite being scheduled to return from loan to Spurs in the summer.
He said (Gazzetta dello Sport): “I have a loan contract until June. I’m satisfied with this experience.
“I don’t know what my future will be after June and I don’t even think about it now.
“I’m only looking at the next match, but I was pleased to have made this choice last year, I’m proud of it.”
Asked whether Antonio Conte has contacted him, Winks added: “No one from Tottenham has contacted me, not even the manager.
“I was and remain totally focused on Sampdoria.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
Winks could have done a job for Spurs this season, especially after the injuries to Bentancur and Bissouma.
However, I suspect even though Conte likely wanted to keep him for squad depth, Winks would have pushed for a move in order to get regular football.
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