Harry Winks leaves Tottenham Hotspur after £10million deal

Leicester City have finalized the acquisition of Harry Winks from Spurs on a three-year contract, relays the LeicesterMercury. The 27-year-old midfielder joins to strengthen the Foxes’ midfield following James Maddison’s recent transfer to Spurs. Winks, who progressed through the youth system at White Hart Lane, has earned ten caps for England, although his last appearance for the national team was three years ago.

During the previous season, he was on loan at Serie A side Sampdoria and made a positive impression with his performances in Italy, despite the club’s relegation at the end of the season. Earlier reports this week suggested that the transfer fee is likely to be around £10 million.

This signing aligns with manager Enzo Maresca’s plans. Maresca, a former assistant coach at treble-winning Manchester City, was appointed as Leicester boss on June 16 as the club aims for an immediate return to the Premier League following their relegation in May.

Replacing Dean Smith, Maresca is leading a Leicester side that finds itself in the Championship for the first time in ten years.