According to Club Doria 46, this month is going to be crucial for Harry Winks as he tries to salvage his loan spell with Sampdoria and avoid being sent back to Tottenham Hotspur without ever making an appearance for the Italian side.
Winks, a Tottenham boy born and raised, had enjoyed a relatively successful career with the North London club. Having progressed through the academy and youth teams, Winks has now made a total of 203 appearances for Spurs (Transfermarkt).
Though he has had some fairly impressive performances for the Lilywhites over the years, and even managed to rack up ten appearances and a goal for England (Transfermarkt), Winks’ career has stalled over the last 18 months.
Becoming a peripheral player in Antonio Conte’s squad, Winks was offered a way out during the summer and ultimately joined Serie A side Sampdoria on a season-long loan.
Unfortunately, due to an ongoing ankle injury, Winks has not featured for Sampdoria in a competitive game all season. The 26-year-old underwent surgery on the issue in November, and was expected to be out for a couple of months (TuttoMercatoWeb).
A report from SampNews24 at the end of December suggested that Winks’ recovery was going well and suggested he could make his debut for Sampdoria at the end of this month.
Now, the latest from Club Doria 46 highlights just how important January will be for Winks, describing this as what “could be a crucial month” in his battle to stay in Italy.
By the sounds of it, his condition is improving, but at present, Winks is “training to still guarantee himself a future” at the club.
Apparently, “between now and the end of January,” Sampdoria will make a decision on whether to “send him back to Tottenham.” As for Winks himself, it’s believed the player is looking to “repay Sampdoria for their trust.”
Spurs Web Opinion
I hope Sampdoria stick with Winksy and give him a chance to get on the pitch and show what he can do. It sounds like his situation is improving all the time, and I’m confident he will be a success out there once he’s fully fit.
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