The lowdown: One of our own…
However, after the 26-year-old was omitted from Antonio Conte’s pre-season touring squad, it became clear that Winks wasn’t part of the manager’s plans in N17.
The latest: Sampdoria ‘closing in’ on Winks
As per the Evening Standard, Winks is believed to be ‘closing in’ on a loan move to Sampdoria.
It’s claimed that the 26-year-old is now heading for Italy after Spurs were ‘initially holding out for possible Premier League interest’.
The verdict: Change needed
Having previously been a favourite under Mauricio Pochettino, starting the 2019 Champions League final and even eliciting comparisons with Spanish legends Andres Iniesta and Xavi, Winks’ career has all but come to a standstill.
Sharing similar stylistic traits with the likes of Jorginho, Daniel Parejo and Kevin Kampl (FBRef), hopefully Winks can recapture his best form with a spell away from north London, with a change of scenery seeming like the best option for him at the moment.
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