Tottenham Hotspur talented midfielder has committed his long-term future with London outfit as he signed a new contract which will keep him at the club until 2023. At just 22, he hs represented the English senior team and would have been in with a good chance to make the plane for Russia in the World cup but an ankle injury in January has seen his season end on a sorry note.
He has played just thrice this year and is scheduled to undergo a surgery. Before that, he was a regular feature for Spurs in the midfield as he made 25 appearances in all competitions.
It was important for Mauricio Pochettino to tie down a talent like Winks for the future as he has shown huge potential. He is the product of their own academy and an academy player always seems to have a different level of connection with the club and the fans.
After getting his new contract he said, ‘’I’m delighted to sign a new contract with the club. It’s been a mixed season for me in terms of playing, with some of the heights of the Bernabeu and getting some great wins, but there’s been some lows as well with my ankle injury. I’m determined to go forward positively, though. It’s easy to dwell on the negatives and the hard stuff that’s happened this season but all I can do really is to focus on the positives.”I’ve had some great times so hopefully, I can take that into next year and create more memories.”
He further added,”I’m still young, I’m really happy that the club has made such a statement to me by offering me a long-term contract, and obviously now I want to try to repay that faith by getting ready for the new season.
The Argentine tactician is extremely close to building something special at the club as they have shown huge potential. However, they seem to be falling down in crunch situations but that probably has to do with the fact that a bunch of their players are still young and don’t know how to see games through. With experience, that is certainly going to change and we can see a team which might be feared in the Premier League and probably across Europe as well.
It certainly would have been an easy decision for the management and the board to offer him a new contract. Winks has been touted as the next Luka Modric for the Spurs as he has similar playing style and abilities like the Croatian. We will probably see him completely blossom in the next few years and dictate play from the middle of the park for his boyhood club.