New contract for Tottenham youngster Harry Winks

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with Harry Winks after scoring during the post-season friendly match between a Malaysia XI and Spurs
Image: Harry Winks (right) celebrates with Harry Kane

Tottenham youngster Harry Winks has signed a new long-term contract at the White Hart Lane club.

The 19-year-old, who signed his first professional terms last year, is highly regarded by head coach Mauricio Pochettino and the club has handed him a three-year deal with the option of a fourth.

Winks was included on the bench a number of times last season and made his senior debut in the Europa League win against Partizan Belgrade last November. He impressed on Spurs' post-season tour of Malaysia and Australia, starting in the win over a Malaysia XI in Kuala Lumpur.

Sky Sports News HQ reported earlier this year that Spurs were set to bring more youth players into the first-team squad ahead of the new season and Winks joins Alex Pritchard - another academy player - in being considered for a promotion.

Sky sources understand there is interest from Rangers manager Mark Warburton in taking Winks on loan for the new season; Warburton will bring his squad south to train at Tottenham's Enfield training ground next week. But Spurs will make a final decision on the youngster's immediate future later in the summer when their squad is closer to being fully assembled.

Winks has risen through the levels in Tottenham's academy and has represented England at U17, U18 and U19 level.

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