Gareth Southgate gives England nod to Harry Winks for Germany and Brazil

• England manager hands Spurs midfielder chance ahead of Jack Wilshere
• Danny Rose, Tom Cleverley and Tammy Abrahams also in contention

Harry Winks will be given the opportunity to stake a claim for a World Cup place after convincing Gareth Southgate to include the Tottenham Hotspur player in England’s squad for their friendlies against Germany and Brazil.

Southgate will name his squad on Thursday and the England manager has decided to go with Winks rather than being tempted to bring back Jack Wilshere into the international fold. Southgate had given serious consideration to recalling Wilshere but has decided instead to reward Winks for his form in Mauricio Pochettino’s side, having been particularly impressed by his performance against Real Madrid in the Bernabéu during the 1-1 draw between the two teams a fortnight ago.

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