According to a report from SampNews24, Tottenham Hotspur could be set to renegotiate the terms of the loan agreement for Harry Winks with Serie A side Sampdoria.

Despite coming through the Tottenham academy and making 203 appearances for the first team (Transfermarkt), Winks had found himself on the fringes of Antonio Conte’s squad and was allowed to leave the club in the summer.

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The loan move to Sampdoria hasn’t quite gone to plan, though, and an ankle injury has kept Winks out of action all season. The 26-year-old had surgery back in November (TuttoMercatoWeb) and is on the road to recovery now.

Reports from close to the club suggested January would be a ‘crucial month’ for Winks in his recovery, and would ultimately decide whether he stays with Sampdoria for the rest of the season or returns to Spurs (Club Doria 64).

Winks is close to a return, though, and even made the bench for Sampdoria on Sunday. He didn’t get any minutes against Napoli, but the fact the Englishman is back among the substitutes surely bodes well for his chances of stepping onto the pitch soon.

Now, the latest report claims Sampdoria are keen to rethink the agreement for Winks’ loan spell, with a view to renegotiating the portion of the player’s wages they are responsible for.

Winks is currently on a £91,000-per-week deal, and Sampdoria want Spurs to cover a higher percentage of that if he is to stay with the club.

Sampdoria are not believed to be looking to change the option-to-buy part of the initial deal, however, which would see them able to keep Winks permanently for a fee of £22 million (Fabrizio Romano).

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I would say it’s only fair that Spurs cover more of Winks’ wage, given how little Sampdoria have gotten out of this deal so far. I’m really hoping he can get on the pitch soon and have a good second half of the season to put the injury issue behind him.

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