New international signing makes an immediate impact in the Tottenham squad
By Harvey Byrne
Tottenham youngster Harry Winks has named new Spurs signing Victor Wanyama as the player who helps him the most, saying he’s like an older brother.
The Kenya international joined Spurs from Premier League rivals Southampton in a £12million deal this summer, and the seasoned professional is already having a positive effect within the squad.
“Victor Wanyama is a great guy – he really helps me. It’s like having a big brother alongside me in midfield,” said Winks, as quoted by the club’s Twitter page.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 29, 2016
Winks gave an impressive performance against Atletico Madrid on Friday afternoon, where he lined up alongside Wanyama.
The youngster impressed fans after playing for 75 minutes against the Champions League runners-up, despite giving a free-kick away which led to the single goal.
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However, Winks is unlikely to start the season for Spurs with midfielder Eric Dier set to return to the squad after being given an extended break following this summer’s European Championships.
It is likely that Dier will line up alongside Wanyama, who had an excellent 2015-16 season, making 35 appearances for Southampton.
The former Celtic man will play for Pochettino for the second time, after being brought to England by the Tottenham manager when he was in charge at St Mary’s in the summer of 2013.
Tottenham will now turn their attention to Inter Milan, before opening their Premier League campaign against Ronald Koeman’s Everton.
In other Tottenham team news, Christian Eriksen is confident Spurs will be even stronger this season.