Tottenham have been handed a huge boost at the end of the season as midfielder Harry Winks avoids the bombshell of surgery on the ankle injury he has been suffering with, according to a report.

The London Evening Standard claim on their website that the 22-year-old is getting closer to making a return to the first team, with hopes that he can step up his recovery process imminently.

He will be hoping to fight his way back into the senior starting XI before the season closes, with just four games left to play, and has a total of 25 appearances across all competitions for the Lilywhites, although not one of those has come in a Premier League match since the start of 2018.

Football Insider verdict

Winks was something of a revelation at the start of the season when he found himself thrown into the deep end by Mauricio Pochettino, and it is a massive shame for everyone that he has been forced onto the sidelines through injury. There is no doubt that had he kept up his fine form he would have been on the plane to Russia with England, while there would have been much more game time coming his way with Spurs. The important thing now is that he ensures his body is ready to return to action, and there is no point rushing if it is going to put him at risk.

In other Tottenham news, the club are lining up the deal of the summer as Pochettino eyes a stunning reunion.

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