TalkSPORT reporter Alex Crook has provided his reaction to the Everton pursuit of midfielder Harry Winks.
The lowdown: Toffees’ interested
This comes amidst reports linking Winks with a move to Goodison Park, potentially as part of a player plus cash deal that would see Richarlison head in the opposite direction.
The 26-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at Tottenham in recent times and Spurs could be willing to part company with another one of their English talents this summer, having already allowed Dele Alli to join the Blues in January.
As Toffees boss Frank Lampard attempts to assemble an improved squad for 2022/23, Winks could now be on the radar on Merseyside regardless of what happens to Richarlison…
The latest: Crook on Winks
He said: “Harry Winks, reasonably cheap, good lad, good professional. I think he would be a good signing for anybody, and Everton are definitely interested.”
The verdict: No brainer
Formerly a regular feature under Mauricio Pochettino for Tottenham and Gareth Southgate for the Three Lions, the cultured midfielder could be a smart addition to the Goodison Park squad at the mooted £20million asking price if Lampard can kickstart a stuttering career.
Despite only making 30 fleeting appearances across all competitions last season, Winks – who was once lauded as being ‘like Xavi and (Andres) Iniesta’ by Pochettino – possesses a wealth of top-level experience that would be beneficial to the Everton ranks, particularly should Tom Davies follow Fabian Delph out of the exit door.
A formidable passer, the Englishman completed an impressive 88 per cent of all his attempted passes in the Premier League last term, making 30.3 on average per game and creating three big chances in 19 outings whilst earning a 6.84 Sofascore rating in the process (Sofascore).
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