By Danny Wright

4th Nov, 2017 | 8:40am

'Just saying' - John Hartson aims dig at Tottenham rising star

By Danny Wright

Former Arsenal striker John Hartson has aimed a dig at Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks for not achieving the same amount as he did when at the same age, suggesting that the player is being over-hyped by the media.

The 21-year-old Spurs rising star has been in sensational form this season, becoming a relied-upon member of Mauricio Pochettino’s first-team and also earning his first senior international cap with England.

However Hartson has suggested that he doesn’t understand the media love-in with the midfielder at the moment, due to the lack of achievements he has had in comparison to the ex-Wales international’s early career.

“Harry Winks on News at Ten. 21-years-old, good young player. I’d racked up hundred games at 21 for Luton, Arsenal and West Ham! Just saying,” he said on his personal Twitter account.

“Oh and broke a transfer record and scored in a European final.. just saying. Young players today!”

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Winks has made 12 appearances across all competitions this term and his performances in the Champions League against Real Madrid have really highlighted the potential that the young playmaker has.

He was in top form on Wednesday night when Spurs won 3-1 over Madrid at Wembley when they booked their spot in the last-16 of the competition.

The London Evening Standard has since reported that La Liga giants Barcelona have been keeping close tabs on the England international, with observers being sent to Wembley in the week to cast their rule over him.

It was understood that Barca’s porting director Robert Fernandez was meant to be keeping watch over Christian Eriksen, but had his head turned by the brilliance of Winks.

In other Tottenham news, Pochettino has detailed an injury update about Erik Lamela.

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