Tottenham dismissed 'serious' Everton move for Harry Winks
Tottenham Hotspur passed up a chance to sell Harry Winks to Everton, according to reports. The midfielder isn’t exactly a regular at the moment.
This comes from Fabrizio Romano. He claims Everton provided a ‘serious opportunity’ for Harry Winks over the summer transfer window.
Tottenham dismissed it, however, as they weren’t willing to let Winks go on the cheap.
“Winks had a serious opportunity with Everton because Everton were really appreciating this player but ‘no way’ for Tottenham,” Romano told his Here We Go podcast.
“They wanted an important proposal. They were not prepared to sell Winks for low money.”
Everton wanted Harry Winks
Winks did start for Tottenham at the weekend, playing 60 minutes in the defeat to Crystal Palace. He didn’t play all that well, however, and that was his only real appearance in the Premier League over Spurs’ first four games.
Other than a couple of minutes against Wolves, Winks has been limited to the Europa Conference League. And that makes you wonder a few things.
Firstly, was Everton’s offer really that low? We’re talking about a 25-year-old former England international – their bid must have been somewhat decent, surely?
Either Everton are greatly undervaluing Winks, or Spurs are still overvaluing the player. Otherwise, it’s difficult to see why they passed up this deal.
Winks just isn’t playing a real role and as he moves past 25, his value will only fall. It was surely in Spurs’ best interests to move him on and find a replacement who might play with any regularity.
As for Everton, it does give some idea of what Rafa Benitez wants for his new side. He’s after a midfield metronome – someone to offer balance to Allan, presumably.
Winks may be off the table but Everton fans can expect a move in that direction come January, surely.
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