According to The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur manager, Nuno Espirito Santo has been impressed with midfielder Harry Winks since his arrival at the club – after the player was outcasted by ex-boss Jose Mourinho last season.
The Lowdown: Winks shunned…
The Englishman was heavily out of favour under Mourinho over 2020/2021, starting just nine Premier League matches all season.
His situation was similar to that of another homegrown Tottenham talent in Dele Alli as both men’s futures in north London became the subject of debate last year.
The Latest: Nuno blown away by Winks…
As per The Sun, new Lilywhites boss Nuno has been impressed by Winks since he took over from Mourinho this summer, as the player seeks to rebuild his Spurs career.
The 25-year-old apparently wanted to stay as long as he had a chance of playing regularly and it appears that Winks is back in contention despite only playing one Premier League minute so far (WhoScored).
Winks did start both Europa Conference League qualifying games against Pacos de Ferreira as Tottenham overturned a first leg defeat to reach the group stages.
The Verdict: Comeback season?
After Alli, we could be about to see another former Spurs outcast fight his way back into the side, judging by this report.
It will certainly be interesting to see whether Winks does become more of a fixture in Nuno’s starting eleven domestically as well as in Europe, but so far, it appears he is turning heads.
The midfield maestro, who averaged an impressive 90.3% pass accuracy over 26 league starts the season before last (WhoScored), could prove a viable asset for Nuno as he seeks to maintain an impressive Spurs start.
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