Harry Winks made his England debut just over one month ago, but he is already being tipped to make the World Cup squad for Russia 2018.
Last season, the midfielder made his first senior appearance for Tottenham Hotspur, featuring in four Premier League games in total.
In the 2017-18 campaign, manager Mauricio Pochettino has handed Winks more opportunities, in part due to injuries in the middle of the park, but also because he has been knocking on the door.
So far, the 21-year-old has played in 13 games in all competitions; in fact, the midfielder has started all but one of the club’s last nine matches.
Winks has impressed in the big clashes, particularly against Liverpool and in both Champions League fixtures against Real Madrid.
Football pundit Chris Sutton believes that the Tottenham man is likely to be given a seat on the plane to Russia for next summer’s World Cup.
In his column for the Daily Mail, Sutton wrote:
“Nobody was tipping Harry Winks for a place in the World Cup squad before [Gareth] Southgate handed him a debut against Lithuania last month. Since impressing in that game, Winks has excelled for Tottenham against Real Madrid and Liverpool. Now he is the most talked-about young English player and looks set for Russia.”