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Everton: Darren Bent makes transfer claim

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Darren Bent has revealed that he has heard that Everton could be signing Harry Winks from Tottenham Hotspur.

Bent was recently talking to Football Insider about Winks’ situation and he linked Everton with a move for the English central midfielder.

Winks could join Everton

In his interview with FI, Bent said that Winks may have to go and play elsewhere at some point for the benefit of his career. He believes that Winks is too good a player to sit on the bench and collect his money ar Spurs and he made it clear that he expects the England international to move on soon enough.

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He said:

“At some stage, he will, for his own benefit, have to go and play football somewhere else. Just because I think he’s too good of a player to just sit there, collect his money and not play. I don’t think he’ll want that either.

“I expect him to move on, go somewhere and play some games, wherever that may be. I’ve heard he could join Everton, but I think it comes down to wherever he feels more comfortable.”

Back in December, the Athletic reported that Winks is frustrated at not being a regular part of Jose Mourinho’s Spurs side and that he has admirers in La Liga. The report also claimed that a permanent January move is unlikely for the midfielder and a loan move might just be ‘logical’ for him.

Former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino had compared Winks to legendary names like Xavi and Andreas Iniesta.

Everton move may not re-energise Winks

Winks, currently 24, has made only seven Premier League appearances this season and has played just 449 minutes of league football for Spurs. He has played once in the League Cup and five times in the group stages of the Europa League (as per Transfermarkt).

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This shows that Winks is short of regular game time. Having said that, Everton have a total of five out-and-out options for the central midfield position, whilst Jean-Philippe Gbamin is currently injured but he can also play in central midfield (as per Transfermarkt).

Everton clearly have depth in that part of the pitch and signing Winks may not help any of the two parties unless Carlo Ancelotti thinks the player is good enough to come in and replace some of his current starters.


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