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Harry Winks wants to prove that Tottenham were wrong to let him leave on loan - Sampdoria president
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Harry Winks wants to prove that Tottenham were wrong to let him leave on loan - Sampdoria president

Harry Winks left Tottenham Hotspur and joined Sampdoria on loan this summer, and the Italian club’s president has claimed that the midfielder wants to prove that his parent club were wrong to let him go.

Winks came through the ranks at Tottenham and earned his debut under Mauricio Pochettino in November 2014, and many viewed him as a future star then. However, things haven’t quite gone to plan.

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Harry Winks wants to prove that Tottenham were wrong to let him leave on loan

Winks played 24 times under Antonio Conte last season, but only 12 of those came from the start.

The Italian made it clear that the 26-year-old wasn’t in his plans for the season, and Winks had no choice but to find a new club in the summer transfer window.

After links with various English sides, the Englishman accepted a move to Italy to join Sampdoria on loan. He’s yet to make his debut there due to an injury, but the Serie A club’s president, Marco Lanna, has claimed that Winks is desperate to play and prove that Tottenham were wrong to let him go.

Lanna said at a charity event, as quoted by Club Doria 46: “Winks resumes training this week and rejoins the group next week, so I’m told. For us, he can be very important.

“He’s a player who wants to play. He’s not afraid of pain. I’m confident that he will take the field as soon as he can.

“He wants to prove that Tottenham made a mistake. You will see it when he’s on the pitch.”

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Winks is a good footballer, there’s no debate on that front. The Englishman is excellent on the ball, safe in possession and although his skill set is limited, he’s great at what he does.

However, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Rodrigo Bentancur and Oliver Skipp were all ahead of him in the pecking order, while the addition of Yves Bissouma made it even more difficult for the 26-year-old to get any game time.

That made a move away the best thing for all parties this summer, but the fact that his transfer to Sampdoria is only a loan will make Winks feel he has a point to prove.

It’s extremely unlikely that the Englishman has a future at Tottenham, but football is a funny game, and a good season away in Italy could well convince Conte to give him another chance next year.

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