Harry Winks wants Everton move

Everton’s interest in Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks could materialise, as the player appears interested in making the switch. 

What’s the word?

That’s according to Paul Brown, who had the following to say on the potential move when speaking to GIVEMESPORT:

“Winks is very keen to come and would have agreed to sign for Everton in a previous window.

“He seems to like the project there and would fit possibly quite well into Lampard’s system.

“But the two clubs are a way apart because for Everton, ideally in the same way they did with Dele Alli, spreading the cost into another financial year would be ideal for them, but Spurs want the money now.

“So, it’s whoever blinks first really on this one.”

Imagine him and Gibbs-White

Everton have lacked any real creativity in midfield, but in Winks and Gibbs-White, someone who the club have seen a bid rejected for, they could form a dependable central midfield package containing an eye for a pass.

The latter is certainly more offensive but in Winks, Lampard would certainly find an upgrade on the club’s current group of hardworking but unspectacular midfielders.

Perhaps partnered with the gritty Allan, these two could also end up birthing a perfect partnership in the centre of the park.

Winks only featured in 19 league games last season, and Antonio Conte has obviously deemed him surplus to requirements. This would explain the £15m price tag, which could be seen as a bargain in today’s market.

Firstly, where did Everton finish in the Premier League?

He did manage a respectable 6.84 average SofaScore rating in his time on the pitch, which is a decent return considering his lack of involvement.

The 26-year-old does sit in the 98th percentile for progressive passes per 90, as his 6.71 dwarfs that of Abdoulaye Doucoure, Allan and Andre Gomes’ returns.

This desire to progress the play, combined with the Brazilian midfielder’s 26.72 pressures per 90 again suggests that he could do the dirty work, mopping up for Winks to spread the play.

Mauricio Pochettino was a huge fan of him back when he managed Tottenham, as he featured often, and his manager spoke very highly of him. The Argentine once dubbed the midfielder “fantastic” when speaking about his progress.

Although this progress may have stunted, perhaps under one of England’s great midfielders in Lampard he could get his career back on track and form a great midfield partnership with Allan.

AND, in other news: Everton want to sign “dangerous” £57.8m ace this summer, supporters will be buzzing.

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