Everton are keeping tabs on Harry Winks and have made enquiries about the midfielder, with Tottenham willing to sell for a reasonable fee.
According to The Beautiful Game Podcast, Everton are interested in Harry Winks and have made enquiries about his availability. Tottenham are willing to talk business and could let the midfielder leave if a reasonable offer arrives. Everton boss Rafa Benitez seems to like the player and could develop him further at Goodison Park.
Tottenham and Everton are getting the grips of the transfer window, as both clubs are expected to make significant signings this summer. Spurs are closing down deals for a few defenders, while Everton have already made some bargain purchases in the window.
Rafa Benitez has already acquired Demarai Gray for £1.7 million from Bayer Leverkusen, while Andros Townsend and Asmir Begovic have also joined on the Toffees. Everton are looking to add some quality in midfield and have identified Harry Winks as the perfect player for the club.
Winks has been at Tottenham all his career, graduating from their academy and gaining promotion to their first-team under former manager Mauricio Pochettino. He was a regular under the Argentine but fell out of favour under Jose Mourinho.
Since the Portuguese was sacked, Winks started seeing more game time, and new boss Nuno Espirito Santo rates him. The midfielder only managed 15 Premier League appearances last term and has seen a loss in the form of late. However, Spurs would like to keep him at the club unless a reasonable offer arrives.
Tottenham value Winks at £25 million. They believe his homegrown status and Premier League experience are important factors in determining that value. Additionally, the English FA has significantly modified the homegrown rule, meaning more British players are in demand this window.
Everton have a decent looking midfield, with Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Andre Gomes all playing key roles last term. However, Benitez could look at a different system this season and accommodate a player like Winks into his formation.
The Tottenham midfielder has stagnated in North London over the past year and may benefit from a move elsewhere. Benitez certainly has the pedigree to help Winks develop his game further and again become relevant for selection to the national side.