Tottenham Hotspur fans in the Transfer Tavern will be delighted with the news that one of their rising stars is edging a return to first-team action.
The London Evening Standard are claiming that Harry Winks is on the verge of returning to training and will be hoping to feature for the side during their final run-in. The midfielder has been out with a number of ankle problems for over half of the season and has seen specialists in Qatar to try and combat the issue.
The 22-year-old will not require surgery on the injury and holds hopes that he can return to training as soon as possible as he tries to make a late attempt for an England place at the World Cup, although his boss may have different ideas about a quick return.
Mauricio Pochettino is notoriously cautious when it comes to players come back from significant injuries, such as Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose, and has made his feelings known that it is different to train fully as it is to play a match.
With Tottenham still needing to keep Chelsea at bay, having someone like Winks back in the fold could be a major boost in their hunt to secure Champions League football.
The locals in the Tavern will be hoping that Winks is back and involved in the last four games of the season, however, they will trust the judgement of Pochettino. The midfielder has been a standout performer when he has played and earned recognition from the England set-up for some of those displays.
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