Report: Club plan to pay £22m to sign Tottenham player this summer

According to sources at Football Insider, Sampdoria are ready to make Harry Winks’ loan move a permanent one, but it remains to be seen whether the player actually wants to stay there.

Winks had been with Tottenham Hotspur for his entire career, developing through the club’s academy and youth teams before becoming a first-team regular.

He has amassed 203 appearances for the Lilywhites, scoring five goals and registering six assists (Transfermarkt).

Harry Winks
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The midfielder was pushed to the peripheries of the Spurs squad under Antonio Conte and eventually the decision was made to send Winks on loan to Sampdoria for the season.

Injury issues had kept Winks out of action for much of the season, but he has recovered and worked his way into the team.

The 26-year-old now has 11 appearances for Sampdoria (Transfermarkt), and has impressed many with his displays.

Sampdoria are struggling however, and currently languish in 19th place in the Serie A table, ten points from safety. Nevertheless, it appears the Italian side are looking ahead to the future and are keen for Winks to be a part of that.

Sources at Football Insider suggest Samdoria would be eager to make Winks’ stay in Italy a permanent one, and the club are reportedly willing to pay £22 million to make it happen.

It is believed that this is the fee agreed in Winks’ loan deal and thus would activate a full transfer.

Despite this, it is thought Winks himself is “not yet 100% sold on staying at Sampdoria.” The report claims the player is likely to “evaluate all of his options ahead of a final decision in the off-season.”

Spurs Web Opinion

If Sampdoria get relegated, which looks very likely, I cannot see Winks committing to a permanent move there.

I do wonder, depending on who takes over at Spurs, whether players like Winks will be keen to come back and try to establish themselves in North London once more.

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