Tottenham Hotspur's latest wage decision over Harry Winks could be seen as a gamble, but its a masterstroke

England's Harry Winks (C) trains with teammates during a national football team training session at the Tottenham Hotspur Training Ground in Enfield, north London on October 4, 2017.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks is set to get an increase.

Harry Winks #29 of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates his goal in the second half as Lukasz Skorupski #28 of Roma reacts during the International Champions Cup on July 25, 2017 at Red Bull Arena...

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks is England's new man of the moment, and he is set to be rewarded with a new contract.

Winks made his debut for the Three Lions at the weekend against Lithuania, just days after making his first Premier League start of the season for Tottenham.

The Times report Winks is set to double his wages - which will see him rise from £20,000 to £40,000 per week.

England's Harry Winks (C) trains with teammates during a national football team training session at the Tottenham Hotspur Training Ground in Enfield, north London on October 4, 2017.

On the face of it, this still seems low, especially when Manchester United's Jesse Lingard earns £100,000 per week.

If Winks carries on progressing, he would be due to get another increase soon after anyway - just like how Dele Alli signed two contracts in 2016 and is now pushing for another.

Harry Winks of Tottenham Hotspur (L) and Albert Adomah of Aston Villa (R) battle for possession during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at...

The 'low' wages of £40,000 could leave Tottenham vulnerable to potential suitors getting in Winks' ear and unsettling him, but given the fact he is an academy player, Spurs should be confident in his loyalty.

So it is a little of a gamble by Tottenham, but really it could turn out to be a masterstroke.

The reason Spurs are not rushing into giving Winks a blockbuster £100,000 contract now is simple - he has to earn it.

Spurs are simply keeping the young talent motivated. They are rewarding him for his achievements so far, but not giving him enough to rest on his laurels.

If Winks keeps on progressing, he will get the big money, and won't have to leave Tottenham to get it either.

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