Leicester announce signing of Harry Winks from Tottenham for £10million fee
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Leicester announce signing of Harry Winks from Tottenham for £10million fee

Nov 16, 2023

Leicester City have announced the signing of Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks.

The ten-capped England international has penned a three-year-deal with the Championship side for a fee of £10million, talkSPORT understands.

The Foxes have paid £10m back to Tottenham for Winks, having sold Maddison to Spurs for £40m

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The Foxes have paid £10m back to Tottenham for Winks, having sold Maddison to Spurs for £40mCredit: Twitter: @LCFC
Winks has dropped down to the Championship after spending his entire career so far at boyhood club Tottenham

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Winks has dropped down to the Championship after spending his entire career so far at boyhood club TottenhamCredit: getty

The transfer ends Winks’ long association with Spurs, having spent the last 21 years at his boyhood club.

Winks made his first-team debut in 2014 under Mauricio Pochettino and went on to make 205 appearances for the north London side, scoring five goals and providing six assists.

But the 27-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium over the last few years, and was sent out on a season-long loan to Italian side Sampdoria last season.

He made 20 appearances as they were relegated from Serie A, finishing the campaign bottom of the table.

Leicester have already sold James Maddison to Spurs, with midfielder Winks now heading the other way in a separate deal.

The new Foxes star has been given the No.8 shirt vacated by Youri Tielemans, who has joined Aston Villa on a free transfer after his contract at Leicester expired.

Leicester will be competing in the Championship this season following their relegation from the Premier League, and Winks is relishing the challenge as they look to secure an immediate top flight return.

Speaking to LCFC TV, he said: “I’m delighted. I’m really excited for the challenge ahead.

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Winks spent last season on loan at Sampdoria as the Italian club was relegated from Serie A

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Winks spent last season on loan at Sampdoria as the Italian club was relegated from Serie ACredit: Getty
Having lost his place in the team at Spurs, Winks is ready for new challenge to help Leicester return to the Premier League

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Having lost his place in the team at Spurs, Winks is ready for new challenge to help Leicester return to the Premier LeagueCredit: Twitter: @LCFC

“It’s an amazing club with great history and the facilities are incredible. I’m just so happy to be here and ready to get going.

“I’m looking forward to getting started, to have a full pre-season with the team and come here early to get ready for the games coming up.

“It’s going to be an important few weeks to get everyone ready and to push myself getting fit. 

“I’m also looking forward to a new challenge and to challenge myself. Coming to a club like Leicester is the perfect chance to do that.

“Hopefully we can get back to the Premier League.”


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