Former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips believes Harry Winks has all the attributes needed to one day be the future captain of Tottenham Hotspur.
There were fears that the Winks’ future at Tottenham was under threat after he found himself being benched for the first few weeks after Jose Mourinho arrived at the club back in November.
However, the 24-year-old has won his place back in the side and has gone on to establish himself as one of the linchpins of the Spurs midfielder.
Now Mourinho’s preferred choice to anchor Tottenham’s midfield, the Spurs academy graduate was handed the armband for Tottenham’s clash against Wolves last weekend, with Hugo Lloris sitting out the fixture due to groin problem.
The midfielder admitted after the game that it was an honour for him to lead the side out and Phillips believes the England international can make a good leader despite not being the most vocal of players.
When asked if he could see Winks becoming the future captain, Phillips told Football Insider: “Definitely. I think he is a good player. He can play that holding role, a more advanced role in the midfield as well because he travels well with the ball.
“He has an eye for a pass and does not score that many goals but he strikes the ball well. His mentality is good. There is captain material within him, given more experience.
“I do not know what he is like in and around the place but I know Harry Kane is very outspoken. Winks comes across as a quiet person but it does not matter.
“Captains do not need to shout, they need to lead by example and he is always capable of producing something.”
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While I certainly see Winks as being a great leader for us, the chances of him becoming captain very much depends on the future of Harry Kane. If Kane spends the rest of his career at Spurs, then Winks is unlikely to ever get the armband as he is just a little two year’s younger than the striker.
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