What’s the latest?
According to The Daily Mail, Everton are now holding further talks to sign the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder.
As per the report, despite making further contact with the North London club the deal itself is not at an advanced stage at this time.
It is suggested that Everton would prefer to secure a loan deal for Winks this summer, however, Spurs would prefer to make the player’s exit a permanent move.
Fabian Delph upgrade
The Toffees are in need of reinforcements this summer as Frank Lampard tackles his first full transfer window at the club, identifying players that can come in to add quality and have a positive influence on the team is essential to avoid another relegation battle next season.
Fabian Delph is set to leave the club in a week’s time following the expiration of his contract at Goodison Park and Winks could be the ideal upgrade to take his position, offering more quality and more importantly, better availability as the former Man City star spent a lot of time at Everton on the injury table.
The £20m Spurs midfielder was hailed “perfect” by Mauricio Pochettino has been a bit-part player in Antonio Conte’s side and hasn’t played a full 90 minutes since February, but has been a consistent performer when he has been given opportunities in the team.
Winks delivered one assist and created three big chances over his 19 Premier League appearances last season, as well as winning the majority of his ground and aerial duels combined (51%), was successful in completing the majority of his dribbles (53%) and registered an impressive 92% pass accuracy in his own half.
Everton would be able to offer the 26-year-old something his boyhood club are reluctant to, as he would likely play much more football and get more starts in the side at Goodison Park if he can continue to display the qualities he has offered to Tottenham over the last six years.
Would you be happy to sign Winks?
Ultimately, if Farhad Moshiri can reach an agreement with Daniel Levy to secure the signing of Winks it would be a great opportunity to add a fresh perspective and midfield depth to the squad ahead of next season.