Everton are reportedly interested in Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Winks but the player is keen to stay and fight for his place in North London.
Speaking on the ‘Last Word on Spurs’ Youtube channel, reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Everton are interested in Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Winks.
A product of the Tottenham youth academy, the 25-year-old is staring at an uncertain future at the club. The England midfielder endured a difficult 2020/21 campaign during which he just started nine league games.
With Nuno Espirito Santo now at the helm, Tottenham appears to be approaching the transfer window with more intent. Winks, at 25, is not a regular starter at the club anymore, and Spurs could cash in on him this summer to fund further incomings. The player has not progressed much in recent months and could do with a new challenge.
He could receive just that if he moves to Everton. The Toffees are entering a new phase in their rebuild under Rafael Benitez and are interested in bringing in Winks. The Spaniard has a track record of developing some of the best players globally, and Winks could benefit from his guidance.
However, the Spurs ace is not keen to call time on his career at Tottenham yet. He is determined to stay put and fight for his place. It would be fair to say that one cannot question Winks’ loyalty to the North London outfit. Whether that will, however, translate into regular playtime is debatable.
Winks has played in three of Spurs’ four pre-season games under new manager Nuno. While his performances were nothing to write home about, he has been given enough opportunities to make his case.
Perhaps the most telling factor that should make up Winks’ mind is the emergence of Oliver Skipp. The 20-year-old was excellent for Norwich City last season, helping them win the Championship and gain promotion to the Premier League. He could be set for a breakout season at Spurs, creating a further dent in Winks’ opportunities.
A decent player who can keep the ball rolling, Winks can compete at the Premier League level. His mobility and athleticism will be important draws for an Everton side trying to make their mark this season. A tidy player, he has an excellent range of passing that could be used to complement the likes of Richarlison and co at Goodison Park. At 25, he has a good few years left in him and could reinvent himself on Merseyside.
His presence in the middle of the park could help Everton recover possession and stop the opposition in their tracks. Add to it his ability to play a through pass and bringing the ball out from the back, and he could help connect the attack to the defence. It is exactly what a rather slow Toffees midfield needs to go to the next level.
While one can commend Winks for trying to meet the challenge at Spurs, the club has moved on, leaving him behind. He will be better off seeking regular time elsewhere and get his career back on track. A move to Goodison could be just the push he needs to return to his best.