Fabrizio Romano has provided an update of his understanding on Harry Winks’ situation at Tottenham Hotspur.
The midfielder experienced a difficult time in North London last season under Jose Mourinho, having started just nine Premier League matches during the campaign and came back into favour following the appointment of interim head coach Ryan Mason (transfermarkt).
Winks admitted in November that he was concerned his lack of game time for Spurs would end up costing him a place in England’s Euro 2020 squad (Independent), which proved to be correct when he was overlooked by Gareth Southgate.
The academy graduate was linked with a move to Aston Villa last month with Football.London, claiming that while Winks is happy to remain the the club, Spurs would consider ‘realistic’ offers for the player.
Romano has now revealed that Everton are keen on the 25-year-old, however the Itailian reinforced the message that Winks is settled at his boyhood club.
He told the Last Word on Spurs show (15:55): “I’m told that Everton have an interest in him, but I’m also told that he is really happy at Spurs. But he can be a player with a lot potential, and he still wants to show his skills at Tottenham.”
Winks has a big season ahead of him if he wants to prove to the Tottenham faithful that he is worthy of a place in Nuno’s side. His career has stalled in recent seasons and is a far cry from the player who bossed the Real Madrid midfield at the Santiago Bernabeu during Pochettino’s time in charge.
He has been guilty of playing the ball sideways or back to the defence far too often, rather than looking to drive forward and dictate the tempo to allow our attacking players to create space for themselves.
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