Everton hold further talks with Tottenham over move for Harry Winks with Toffees hoping to sign the out-of-favour midfielder on loan as Frank Lampard aims to fill the void left by Donny van de Beek and Fabian Delph
- Everton have held further talks with Tottenham over midfielder Harry Winks
- The Toffees would prefer a loan option given their budget restrictions
- Winks has been discussed a makeweight in a deal for Toffees striker Richarlison
- Frank Lampard is on the hunt for a midfielder after losing Delph and Van de Beek
Everton have held further talks with Tottenham over midfielder Harry Winks but a deal is not advanced.
The Toffees would prefer a loan option while the 26-year-old has been discussed a makeweight in a deal for the club’s talismanic striker Richarlison. Spurs are looking to make Winks’ exit a permanent one, given how he only has two years left to run on his current contract.
Winks has reportedly told to find a new club this summer after falling down the pecking order under Antonio Conte.
Everton have expressed interest in signing Harry Winks but may have to take him on loan
Frank Lampard is on the hunt for a midfielder this summer and is said to have given the green light to sanction a move for Winks, having lost Fabian Delph at the end of his contract and Donny van de Beek returning to Old Trafford at the end of his loan spell.
Winks made 19 Premier League appearances for Tottenham last season, starting just nine of them and his chances are set to be limited further following the arrival of Yves Bissouma.
With Rodrigo Bentancur, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Oliver Skipp and Bissouma all ahead of him, Winks, who is a boyhood Spurs fan and came up through the club’s academy, will need to leave for more minutes – something he has alluded to last year.
Winks will be allowed to leave Spurs as he is no longer part of Antonio Conte’s plans
During Nuno Espirito Santo’s short stint as Spurs boss, Winks admitted that he wanted to play football – even if he had to leave the club he grew up supporting.
‘Listen, I love Tottenham, I’ve always made that clear, but I want to play football. And I want to play regular football,’ he admitted last year.
‘The only way to play your best football, get momentum is when you’re playing regularly. Listen, I’m giving my all for the club, of course I am. They stuck by me, I stuck by them – and I want to play for Tottenham.
‘But it is difficult when you get matches here and there, confidence is low and you don’t get that run of games. It is difficult.’
Crystal Palace, Southampton and LaLiga side Sevilla are all also said to be interested and Spurs will reportedly listen to offers of around £20million.
The Eagles will be looking to bring in a new midfielder this summer after star player Conor Gallagher returned to Chelsea at the end of his loan spell.
Frank Lampard has a long list of targets to help Everton avoid another relegation scrap
Lampard will be looking to recruit in midfield after losing Van de Beek (left) and Delph (right)
A move to Merseyside would see Winks linking up with his old Spurs colleague Dele Alli.
Lampard is said to have a long list of targets to help Everton avoid another relegation scrap.
The Toffees had a tough season last year and only ensured their Premier League survival in the penultimate game.
Everton have also enquired about Hull City winger Keane Lewis-Potter who has attracted interest from West Ham.