Everton reportedly eye 25-year-old that Carragher wanted to replace Henderson in England XI, in 2018
Everton are reportedly eyeing Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks, who’s someone that Jamie Carragher previously gave big praise to a few years ago.
This comes after The Times reported the 25-year-old is up for sale during this window.
Winks has spent his entire career with the north London club, so it would be odd seeing him elsewhere.
The central midfielder has played 173 senior games since a first-team breakthrough, but struggled for regular starts last season.
Interestingly, he’s someone that pundit Carragher rated quite highly back in 2018.
England, who were without a suspended Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson for a Nations League match at the time against Spain, had a gap in their midfield.
Carragher said pre-match that Spurs defensive midfielder Winks was his pick to come into the England XI. This turned out to be Gareth Southgate’s decision in a memorable 3-2 victory.
“Winks is as good as anyone who can come in for Jordan Henderson in terms of technical ability,” Carragher wrote for Sky Sports in October 2018.
Would Harry Winks be a good signing for Everton?
Despite the fact his reputation has taken a bit of a battering in the last year or so, Winks is still only 25.
Also, he’s someone with 10 senior international caps for England.
It’s hard to picture him breaking into Rafael Benitez’s XI immediately given the quality in the centre of the park for the Merseyside club.
However, if a reasonable deal can be struck, he could be a shrewd addition to the squad.
Everton have some extremely powerful central midfielders. But, they could do with a more technical option that operates as a ball-player.
It’s not too long ago he was playing for England.
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