Report: Tottenham academy graduate set for big role next season under Poch

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have produced some talented academy graduates through the years, but few midfielders have shown the promise of young Harry Winks.

The boyhood Spurs fan signed a brand new contract with the club this week, extending his stay in North London to 2024 (BBC).

Since making his debut under Pochettino back in 2014, Winks has gone from strength to strength, becoming one of the first names on the team sheet last time out, playing 41 games (Wikipedia).

The Daily Mail now report that Pochettino is set to make Winks one of the central pillars in his Tottenham side next season.

For any 23-year-old academy graduate at one of the biggest sides in the country, this would be some achievement, but this is especially impressive once you take into account that Spurs have just secured their club-record signing in central midfield (BBC).

Poch is said to want to build his team around a few core players, including Winks, and you would assume Tanguy Ndombele.

The Argentine is said to rate Winks’ composure, ability to retain possession, recycling, and conducting from a deep role.

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  1. Tottenham badly need much stronger competition and better players in a variety of positions to become consistently successful at the highest levels. They need to bring in a few flyers to this window. Any player bought aside from a goal keeper, something Tottenham should have well considered, I’d be searching too for players that are faster across the ground than anything they currently possess. That would introduce real dynamic speed which has long been in short supply when selected teams take to the pitch. Too many slow coaches spoil the team’s chances.A ‘ Speedy Gonzales” or two on board and then playing in that eleven on field team selections would transform Tottenham. This new approach is essential for success at the very highest levels.

  2. While I do believe that poch favors winks there are a lot of midfielders on the squad at the moment. With the arrival of ndoumbele and the emergence of sissoko last year, as well as the continued interest in midfield help such as ceballos and lo celso I think we finally have some depth and competition in the squad. Eriksen looks to be In a holding pattern and may end up staying and I believe will have to move into a more de Jong esque midfield role if he stays as they didn’t pay 60 million to see ndoumbele play defense. So it should be fun to see these guys push each other and get better each week


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