Report: Spurs player ‘not part of Antonio Conte’s plans’ holds talks with Everton

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks has held initial talks with Everton over a potential move to Goodison Park, according to Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge on Twitter.

Winks is said not to be part of Antonio Conte’s plans for the season ahead with the north Londoners having brought in Yves Bissouma to bolster an already strong midfield to compliment Rodrigo Bentancur, Oliver Skipp and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

The Toffees are reported to be keen to sign Winks, who had fallen down the pecking order at Tottenham under not only Conte, but also Jose Mourinho and Nuno Espirito Santo.

Winks became a regular in the Spurs starting eleven under Mauricio Pochettino, which earned him a place in the England set-up but has since not added to his ten senior caps since November 2020 (transfermarkt).

SpursWeb Opinion

Winks’ career has stalled at Spurs in the past couple of years and it is clear to see that the former academy product is short of confidence.

He needs to get back to playing regularly and discover the level of football which made everyone sit up and take notice of him when he ran the midfield in an impressive performance against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu in 2017.

The old version of Winks was a much more of a forward-thinking player who looked to get the ball moving, rather than the present-day Winks who much prefers to play the ball safely, either sideways or backwards.

 

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