Tottenham tell Leicester City what to expect from Harry Winks after £10m deal is agreed
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Tottenham have confirmed the sale of midfielder Harry Winks to Leicester for £ 10million, bringing an end to his life-long stay at the club which was briefly interrupted by a loan spell at Italian side Sampdoria.
He made his debut as an 18-year-old and has since represented the club with dignity and real professionalism. His move to Leicester makes him new manager Enzo Maresca’s first signing for the club as the Foxes look to bounce back from Premier League relegation.
In a club statement, Tottenham confirmed Winks’, determination and rise from a young academy player to becoming a regular for the first team.
The statement read: “A product of our Academy, Harry progressed through our ranks and was handed his professional debut as an 18-year-old in our 1-0 Europa League group stage win over Partizan Belgrade in November, 2014.
“In total, Harry made 203 appearances during his time with us, which included standout performances in our games against Real Madrid as we progressed through the 2017/18 Champions League group stage undefeated. Scoring five goals in our colours, the first of which came in his first full league start as we defeated West Ham United 3-2 at White Hart Lane in November, 2016, he captained the side for a Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers in March, 2020.
“Now 27, Harry spent time on loan at Italian side Sampdoria last season where he made 20 appearances. He also has 10 international caps for England. We wish Harry all the best for the future.”
Tottenham have also signed Leicester’s play-maker James Maddison in a separate deal as they look to start life under new manager Ange Postecoglou. The expectations are that they will play a possession-based style of football having embraced a counter-attacking style under Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte.