By Aramide Oladipo
Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks has heaped heavy praise on fellow teammate Kyle Walker-Peters and claimed that he can easily slot into the first-team next season.
The 20-year-old full-back has spent four years at the North London club but he has failed to make a senior appearance in the process.
The defender is currently involved in the senior squad who travelled to the United States for their pre-season tour and he has started in the last two matches against European giants Paris Saint-Germain and Roma.
Walker-Peters has enjoyed a great summer as he was part of the Under-20 England national team which lifted the World Cup in South Korea.
The youngster played the full 90 minutes in five out of the seven matches in the tournament.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, Winks was full of praise for the defender and he is convinced that he has the ability to make a breakthrough into the first-team ahead of the new campaign.
“Walker-Peters is a top player,” he said.
“I’ve worked with him and played with him since I was 17.
“I know what he’s about and his strengths and weaknesses. He’s technically very good. He’s quick, he’s intelligent and reads the game well.
“He’s been with the boys for the last year or so so he knows what first team football is about. Hopefully if he keeps improving and working hard he’ll get an opportunity.”
Walker-Peters is likely to make his debut competitive for Spurs next season as regular full-back Kyle Walker was sold to Premier League rivals Manchester City this summer.
Winks is a player who has made the step up from the youth-team and managed to hold a regular place in the Tottenham first-team, making a total of 36 senior appearances for the club.
In other Tottenham news, Spurs have been installed as favourites to sign this La Liga midfielder.