Dele Alli thinks he’ll be a great manager because “he knows everything about football,” but Harry Winks has a long career ahead before that day comes.
20-year-old Harry Winks is one of Tottenham’s biggest prospects. With Spurs’ academy gaining plaudits for producing Harry Kane and Ryan Mason – there is a large spotlight on who will come next.
As well as bringing in the young talents of Dele Alli and Eric Dier in recent seasons, Pochettino is forming a young squad.
Those who were hastily bought after Gareth Bale’s sale have had their chance to prove themselves, and the likes of Chadli and Lamela have actually begun to shine in what is Tottenham’s best season in a few years.
With a strong squad with players that still have five, six even seven years left to play the future is looking positive for the north London side, who have so painfully lived under the shadow of their red rivals Arsenal in recent seasons.
Winks has frustratingly however been stuck in limbo at Tottenham.
When Mark Warburton came calling in the summer for Winks to go on a ten month loan to Rangers up north in Scotland it seemed to be the perfect move, playing under a great Championship manager and in a great team with the aim of getting back to the heights of Scottish football.
However the move never materialised and Winks has been left without playing time.
He trains with the first team and is eligible to play in the Europa League in which a tasty tie against Borussia Dortmund awaits, and he plays for the U21 side regularly.
However to unlock his huge potential, Pochettino must see that loaning Winks out will give him the best chance of proving himself.
While Winks himself has said that observing, learning and training with the first team is beneficial, the only way he will develop is by playing first-team football.
With the emergency loan window in full-effect, Winks could really put what he has learned with the first team to the test.
A loan move to a Football League side would ultimately prove beneficial especially with the season coming to a close as teams are either pushing for promotion or fighting relegation battles.
FootballLeagueWorld writer Rafie Thompson believes that Winks should go out on loan and here are FIVE clubs who should look to sign the 20-year-old on loan……
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