Tottenham boss Antonio Conte seemingly made the best call by allowing Harry Winks to go away north London on a brief basis throughout the summer transfer window. The previous England midfielder struggled to slot in at Tottenham following Conte’s arrival last November and was deemed surplus to requirements by the Italian coach before joining Sampdoria on a season-long loan deal.
Winks can be eager to reignite his profession by performing well for Sampdoria over the course of the campaign but is yet to make his competitive debut for the Serie A outfit after three months on their books. He remains to be training by himself as he looks to beat an ankle injury and get back to full fitness despite having previously been earmarked for a return to motion in mid-September.
The 26-year-old has made little to no progress over the previous few weeks regardless of his best efforts and can remain sidelined for the foreseeable future in consequence of the injury failing to subside. Sampdoria have the choice to make Winks a everlasting signing at the top of the season but, as things stand, the likelihood of them exercising the clause in query appears to be dwindling.
Sampdoria may very well be set to learn from Winks’ presence in midfield when he eventually recovers from his ankle problem after enduring a disastrous begin to the brand new Serie A campaign. They currently sit on the very bottom of the table after failing to win any of their first nine matches and the specter of relegation could further diminish the likelihood of a everlasting switch for Winks at the top of his loan spell.
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The midfielder was recently hailed regardless of his ongoing injury struggles by Sampdoria president Marco Lanna, who insisted that Winks is eager to prove Tottenham flawed by recapturing his best form during his time in Italy over the course of this season.
“For us, he might be very essential,” said Lanna, as reported by Sport Witness. “He’s a player who desires to play. He’s not afraid of pain.
“I’m confident that he’ll take the sphere as soon as he can. He desires to prove that Tottenham made a mistake. You will note it when he’s on the pitch.”
Winks is just not the one Tottenham player to have struggled while out on loan thus far this season, with Sergio Reguilon yet to make his first appearance for Atletico Madrid after joining them over the summer. The left-back, who moved to Spurs from Real Madrid in the summertime of 2020, has been out of motion with a groin injury since August and can be just as desperate as Winks to return to full fitness as quickly as possible.
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