Everton dodged a bullet in failed Winks transfer
Everton failed to get a deal for Harry Winks over the line in the summer.
The Toffees wanted to sign the Tottenham man, but couldn’t strike up a deal with Spurs.
According to Fabrizio Romano on the Here We Go Podcast, Everton didn’t stump up the sort of money that Tottenham wanted for Winks.
“Winks had a serious opportunity with Everton because Everton were really appreciating this player but ‘no way’ for Tottenham.”
“They wanted an important proposal. They were not prepared to sell Winks for low money.”
However, missing out on Winks is a blessing and not a curse at Goodison Park.
The midfielder, who earns a reported £50k-per-week (Spotrac), hasn’t impressed recently for Tottenham.
Having failed to make a meaningful contribution in the first three league games for Spurs, Winks started against Crystal Palace.
In that game Winks failed to perform.
He was the man sacrificed when Japhet Tanganga was sent off having failed to make anything happen at Selhurst Park.
In Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure, Everton have two superb midfield options.
Then behind that pair, Andre Gomes and Tom Davies can also do a solid job in the middle of the park.
There’s even the injury prone Jean-Philippe Gbamin is still at the club leaving little room for another midfielder.
Had Winks signed he would have taken up a sizeable wage, cost £20m+ and likely wouldn’t get near Allan or Doucoure in the side.
Rafa Benitez will get on just fine in charge of Everton without Winks.
That money can now be put towards a new right-back in January, a position that actually needs strengthening.
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