Darren Anderton delivers Twitter verdict as Tottenham agree new deal
By Will Butcher
Darren Anderton believes midfielder Harry Winks has done more than enough to earn his new contract with Spurs.
The 21-year-old put pen to paper on a new five-year deal with the north London outfit that will see him remain at White Hart Lane until the summer of 2022.
Anderton, who played for Spurs for a lengthy 12 years between 1992 and 2004, claimed on his personal Twitter account that Winks’ new deal was “fully deserved”.
Fully deserved. Well done Harry #COYS
— Darren Anderton (@DarrenAnderton) February 14, 2017
Winks has defied the odds to break into Mauricio Pochettino’s midfield this season, despite top-class competition against him in the likes of Mousa Dembele, Victor Wanyama and Eric Dier.
Despite signing a new deal in September that was set to keep him with Spurs until 2021, Winks’ displays have earned him an extended deal less than six months later.
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It’s been quite a season for Spurs’ number 29, who has made both his Premier League and Champions League debut as well as scoring his first goal for the club.
The 21-year-old struck in the dramatic 3-2 win over London rivals West Ham back in November, as he bundled home a close-range effort past goalkeeper Darren Randolph.
Winks could celebrate his new contract by making his 26th appearance of the season on Thursday against Gent in the Europa League’s round of 32.
Now, Winks will be hoping to emulate the likes of Anderton by becoming a Spurs stalwart.
Former England international Anderton made a huge 364 league and cup appearances during his time in North London, scoring 51 goals.