Report: Leeds and Everton probably won’t be signing ‘amazing’ PL midfielder now, both teams have backed off
But Winks may have to bide his time for a possible move, with the Athletic reporting that Everton and Leeds United have both away from signing the player.
The 26-year-old was left out of Conte’s squad for the pre-season tour of South Korea and is yet to feature in any friendlies so far this summer.
His exclusion from the team during pre-season may be the clearest indication yet that the player is set to leave his boyhood club. But the ‘amazing’ Winks may have to wait patiently for an opportunity to arise.
Leeds and Everton back off Winks
Everton had shown interest in the midfielder but have now backed off from a possible move.
It’s the same situation for Winks with Leeds, as the club had shown slight interest but are unlikely to try and sign him.
With plenty of time left in the window, clubs are weighing up their options and Winks may have to wait in order to secure a move.
The Englishman has seen his game time reduced significantly over the past two seasons after being a mainstay in former boss Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Winks only managed 19 appearances in the Premier League last season, and 10 of them came as a substitute.
The Spurs academy product will be eager to seek regular first-team football and try to regain the form that earned him a place in the England squad nearly three years ago now.
Leeds have already added a midfielder to Jesse Marsch’s squad in Tyler Adams. While Everton are moving for Paris Saint-Germain’s Idrissa Gana Gueye, according to Fabrizio Romano.
So it looks unlikely that Winks will be moving to either club at this moment in time and he may have to wait for an opportunity later in the summer window.
TBR’s View: Winks needs to move on for regular first-team football
Winks has shown in the past that he is a talented player but has really struggled to find form over the past two seasons.
He was excellent under Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs but has not had the same impact since his old boss left in November 2019, incidentally that was when the player was last called up to the England squad.
If he is to try and push his way back into Gareth Southgate’s plans, he will need to find a club where he’ll be playing regular first-team football.
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