Harry Winks is having quite the rise the season and has now been described by former footballer Danny Murphy as the best young midfielder in England.
The 21-year-old has come through the ranks at Tottenham Hotspur and first came onto the scene last season, making his Premier League debut against Liverpool last August.
The midfielder has made 27 Premier League appearances so far and in the current campaign has started two of them.
Winks was a surprise inclusion in the Tottenham midfield on Tuesday night when the team took on Real Madrid in a Champions League group match.
Due to the club’s injury problems, the youngster was thrown in but he did not look out of place as he helped the North London outfit to a 1-1 draw.
Winks has played 90 minutes in the last two fixtures, and it would not be a surprise if he is in the lineup for Sunday’s encounter against Liverpool at Wembley.
Murphy has gone as far to say in his column for the London Evening Standard that the England international is currently one of the best around.
“Harry Winks’s performance against Real Madrid confirmed my belief that he is the best young midfielder in the country. Some would say that title should go to Dele Alli, but he plays much further forward than Winks these days, almost in line with Harry Kane. Winks’ display at the Bernabeu was superb for a number reasons.
“Understandably, he looked nervous during the first 15 minutes, like the rest of the team, but he did not allow that to affect him. Instead, he was brave, asking for the ball in areas where, if he’d made a mistake, Spurs would have been in trouble.
“He runs with the ball really well, which is rare among players of this type, and his passing is nearly always productive. He is tenacious and energetic and his decision-making is brilliant, too.”