English midfielder Harry Winks is reportedly considering undergoing an ankle operation.
Winks, is currently on loan in Italy with Sampdoria from Tottenham after falling out-of-favour under Antonio Conte.
The 26-year-old made just 17 starts in all competitions last season and was seen as surplus to requirements in the summer.
However, he is enjoying somewhat of a nightmare spell with the Serie A side.
After being a much-anticipated signing in the summer, he is still yet to make a single appearance for the club due to struggling with injury.
Sampdoria coach Dejan Stankovic also confirmed he is still yet to see the player on the pitch.
According to Italian outlet Il Secolo XIX, Winks is now considering surgery to help fix his ankle problem.
The report states Winks is torn between undergoing an operation or continuing with his current treatment plan.
He is set to meet an international specialist next Monday when he will make a final decision on what to do.
If the midfielder does take the surgery option, Winks would be set to miss around three to four months, meaning Sampdoria may look to send him back to Tottenham, although Conte’s side would prefer him to remain with the Italian club.
Sampdoria are enjoying a torrid campaign so far, sitting in the relegation zone with just six points from 12 Serie A games.
They will hope to have Winks back as soon as possible, with the midfielder originally heading to Italy in an attempt to resurrect his career.
He has made 203 appearances for the north London side since making his debut in 2014 after coming through Spurs’ academy.
Winks also has significant pedigree, winning 10 caps for England – although he hasn’t played since November 2020.