Journalist Josh Bunting has been left shocked by some transfer news that he has now heard from Everton.
The Lowdown: Winks talks
As per The Liverpool Echo, the Goodison Park outfit have held talks with Tottenham Hotspur over the potential signing of Harry Winks this summer.
They are at an early stage, but there is hope that a deal can be struck, as Frank Lampard has personally identified him as a player that can bolster his midfield options for next season.
The Latest: Bunting shocked
Taking to Twitter, Bunting was left shocked by the news, claiming that it would be ‘crazy’ if the Merseyside club signed Winks:
“Do Everton honestly not learn, £20-25 million for Harry Winks is an absolute waste. A club that have got themselves into an awkward situation regarding Financial Fair Play and then go out and spend that money on an utterly pointless player right now for them. Crazy.”
The Verdict: Look elsewhere
Lampard is bound to have admiration for Winks’ path from academy to the senior game as a former English midfielder himself, but he needs to put that behind him and look elsewhere for midfield targets.
Winks made his senior England debut back in 2017, but he has not played for the Three Lions since 2020 (Transfermarkt), which has been completely reflective of his dip in form.
Lampard was a player renowned for scoring goals from the middle of the park, but Winks has remarkably only managed to score five times in over 200 matches for Spurs (Transfermarkt), and with the possibility that the Blues could lose both Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin this summer, they should surely be looking to spend the little cash they have on proven end product.
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