The Daily Mirror journalist Darren Lewis has confidently predicted that Harry Winks will be an Everton player before the end of the transfer window.
Winks is one of several players at Tottenham who are thought to be surplus to requirements for Antonio Conte and are expected to leave the club before the window slams shut in a month’s time (Football.London).
The Evening Standard reported earlier this month that the England international is desperate to leave his boyhood club this summer in search of regular game time.
The likes of Everton (Liverpool Echo), Southampton (Standard), Leicester City (Daily Mail), Crystal Palace (Sami Mokbel – Last Word On Spurs) and Leeds United (Liverpool Echo) have all been credited with an interest in the 26-year-old so far this summer.
However, The Athletic reported this week that, as things stand, a departure is not imminent for Winks. The report explained that Everton had ‘backed off’ from the midfielder while Leeds had not followed through on their interest in the Spurs star.
Lewis has dismissed that claim, stating that he believes Goodison Park is still Winks’ most likely destination this summer.
The journalist told Last Word on Spurs YouTube Channel: “I think Winks will go to Everton. I remember covering Conte’s Chelsea side, and they had a lot of quality, but they were also very physical as well.
“And I think if you look at the midfielders [Spurs] have, they all have that about them. And perhaps, he [Conte] doesn’t think that Winks has got that. It’s a shame, but I think he’ll move him on. And I think Everton will sign him.”
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One would expect there to be plenty of interest in Winks in the final few weeks of the transfer window, given that he is homegrown and Premier League proven. Spurs will not have as much difficulty getting a decent fee for the 26-year-old as they are likely to for the likes of Lo Celso, Emerson and Reguilon.
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