"Gio has come in and been excellent, he's shown his quality," said Winks to the London Evening Standard.
"It's unfortunate he's got an injury and wasn't able to play sooner. Same with Ryan [Sessegnon]. Gio's very technical. He can receive the ball in between the lines. He's got an eye for a goal and an assist as well, and he'll be a key player for us going forward."