It was a reward for the hard work put in since he joined the Tottenham Hotspur Academy in 2012.
Winks made the jump up to PL2 level in 2013/14 after scoring four goals in 14 appearances in the Under-18 Premier League.
He continued to shine over the next two campaigns, with each of his 27 PL outings coming in the starting XI.
His performances led to a senior Premier League debut as a late substitute against Liverpool last August, a taste of what was to come for the then 20-year-old.
After scoring at White Hart Lane on his first start – a goal that he celebrated with a touchline embrace with Mauricio Pochettino – Winks went on to 21 Premier League appearances and 33 in all competitions before injury struck in early April.