Frank Lampard has indicated he has a shortlist of midfielders to pursue this summer and Harry Winks remains one of his top options. Sevilla emerged as competitors to the Toffees this week according to Daily Mail but it appears Winks prefers Everton and he is very close to finalizing a deal.
Tottenham is a team looking to reshape their roster and Harry Winks does not appear to be part of the future plans. The arrival of Yves Bissouma is only going to make it more difficult for Winks to get into Antonio Conte’s plans. With a future in North London highly unlikely, a move away will be the most beneficial to the Englishman.
The Toffees could get Winks on a loan deal with an option to buy. This certainly would not be the fan favorite option but Everton could benefit from a cheaper deal and acquiring the 26-year old on a loan would greatly benefit the team’s finances.
Another option for this summer would be a standard transfer although a player swap has also been mentioned. Winks carries a value of about £20 million so he would be brought in as deep lying midfielder who is comfortable on the ball.
Harry Winks prefers a move to Everton
The Spurs midfielder will find it hard to say goodbye to the team who brought him in as a young child and developed him into the player he is now. Winks grew up just 25 miles outside of Tottenham stadium and started at their youth academy at age five. He has never played for another team yet seems insistent to leave given his lack of play time in recent seasons.
Winks only started in nine matches this season and only made an appearance in half of the Premier League matches. He did not score a goal and only contributed one assist so it makes sense that the 26-year old feels underutilized. Everton are not only a historic club but they also have the resources to fully utilize Winks’ talents and help him reach his full potential.
Lampard has always wanted a deep lying midfielder which is why he signed Donny Van de Beek on loan. Now that the loan has expired, Lampard is looking to bring in another midfielder of a similar profile.
It will be interesting to see if this nearly finalized deal will be announced in the coming days and what the financial details are surrounding the transfer.
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