The former Tottenham midfielder praised Winks’ quality and his willingness to want the ball in tight situations.
Jenas also claimed that the 21-year-old England international is in the mould of Real Madrid duo Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.
Modric, a former Spurs player, and Kroos are two of the best midfielders in the world and are serial winners.
Former Nottingham Forest and Newcastle United midfielder Jenas said that England are crying out for a player like Winks.
“We are crying out for a player that can deal with the ball in tight situations,” said Jenas about Winks and England on BBC Radio 5 live on Friday evening (8:43pm, November 3, 2017).
“He is willing to receive the ball in any area of the pitch, as Modric does, as Kroos does, and all these top players that we have seen over the years do it. He is of that mould.”
Winks is not guaranteed a place in the Tottenham starting lineup at the moment, but the youngster has shown enough quality and potential to suggest that he could become an important player for Spurs as the season progresses.
Meanwhile, Tottenham youngster TJ Eyoma has revealed the advice from Kyle Walker-Peters to him and Tashan Oakley-Boothe ahead of their (eventually successful) venture to India for the Under-17 World Cup with England.
Eyoma told Tottenham’s official website: “Tash actually spoke to Kyle before we left and he gave us some extra motivation, saying that they (England Under-20s) won it, so we had to win it! He told us to prepare well for every game and take in the whole experience.”