The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has been sensational so far this season.
Ex-Everton ace Leon Osman was a guest on BBC Radio Five Live last night, and lavished praise upon Spurs star Harry Winks, insisting that the youngster should be the first name on Gareth Southgate's England team-sheet.
The 21-year-old midfielder has really impressed for Tottenham this season, after being given an elevated role within the squad by Mauricio Pochettino, earning his first full cap for the Three Lions in the process.
Winks has stamped his authority down on the Spurs side, and it could be argued that he is even in front of Mousa Dembele now in the midfield pecking order at the club.
The cultured manner in which he operates certainly cannot be described as quintessentially English, and it must be wonderfully refreshing for Southgate to have such a classy option in the middle of the park.
Osman, who earned two caps for the England national team, claimed that Winks would be the first name on his team-sheet if he were the national team manager, when speaking live on BBC Radio Five Live:
“For me Harry Winks is the first name on that team-sheet at the moment. He’s the guy who Italy had in Pirlo, I’m not saying he’s at that level yet, but he links everything up. He’s the guy who links the back and the front up.”
There is, of course, still a lot of football to be played between now and Russia 2018, so Winks will need to maintain his consistency, if he is to have any chance of earning a World Cup berth for England.
Have something to tell us about this article?