Tottenham Hotspur youngster Harry Winks has signed a new contract with the club until 2022, the club announced on their official website. Harry Winks, 21, has made real progress this season and scored his first goal in a 3-2 win over West Ham in November, which was his first Premier League start as well.
Winks has made 25 appearances for Spurs this season and 2 of which have come in the Champions League. A product of Tottenham’s youth academy, he signed his first professional contract with the club on 27 July 2014. He later made his first-team debut on 27 November 2014 against FK Partizan in the Europa League group stage, coming on as a substitute for Paulinho in the 87th minute.
He then signed a new contract with the club on 6 July 2015, valid till 2018. Harry made his Premier League debut on 27 August 2016 against Liverpool when he came on to replace Cristian Eriksen in the last minute of the 1-1 draw. On his full debut against West Ham in the league game, Winks scored his first ever goal for the club when he levelled the scores at 1-1. Spurs went on to win that game 3-2 with late goals sealing their victory.
Harry Winks is an astonishingly good passer of the ball. He has a pass completion percentage of 91 in the 426 minutes he has played in the league and has completed 270 passes during the time.
173 passes out of the total 297 passes he has made have been directed forward, which highlights his attacking ability and finding his team-mates in an advanced position.
Surely, more can be expected from the young English midfielder and with him having signed a long-term contract with the club, it goes on to show Pochettino’s belief in Winks’ ability on the pitch.
It is important from Tottenham’s perspective to keep hold of an academy player who is talented and they can expect their lad to step up when a need arises. The likes of Dembele and Wanyama have made the central midfield an area of their own and it will be a good experience for Winks to try and claim a spot in the Spurs XI.
It’ll be interesting to see how Winks develops from here, now that he has been offered a long-term contract with the club. It is almost certain that his future very well lies in North London and not elsewhere.
Good luck Harry!