Tottenham Hotspur loanee Harry Winks training alone at Sampdoria to overcome injury issues
The 26-year-old midfielder was allowed to leave on a temporary spell to join the Italian outfit. However, he is yet to make a single appearance for them so far due to an injury.
It was expected that he would be getting back to fitness by mid-September but that is yet to happen. Winks is supposedly still training alone at his new club as he waits eagerly for his debut in Italian football.
Winks was a trusted player under manager Mauricio Pochettino. The biggest display of that came in the 2019 UEFA Champions League final against Liverpool, when he started Winks in midfield in a 2-0 loss.
However, things haven’t gotten any better for him in the past couple of years. Ever since the January transfer window under manager Antonio Conte, Tottenham have had the proclivity of starting Rodrigo Bentancur with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in midfield.
Yves Bissouma’s arrival in midfield was the final nail in Winks’ coffin at Tottenham – at least for now. A good spell in Sampdoria could have even turned manager Gareth Southgate’s before the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
However, nothing of that sort has happened. Hopefully, he is back to full fitness soon because a player of his age profile and talent can be an asset for Spurs – either in the team or if they ever want to cash in on him.
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Winks has plenty of experience in the Premier League, scoring twice and assisting three goals in 128 league games. He has what it takes to succeed in England and it remains to be seen how and in what condition Winks returns to north London next summer.