Everton’s manager Frank Lampard sees the midfield as a major concern as it needs immediate attention. Because of this, he has given the go-ahead for the club to open talks with Tottenham for the midfielder, Harry Winks.
As per reports: the conversation has started between the two Premier League sides with talks in the very early stages. Lampard is said to have always been an admirer of Winks and sees now as the best time to go in for him.
Not only does Frank Lampard need a midfielder with Harry Winks’ specific attributes but Winks himself needs a new club, desperately. Tottenham, last weekend, announced the arrival of their third summer signing in the form of Yves Bissouma.
He joined the North London club from Brighton and leaves Winks and other fringe players’ futures at the club in doubt. Quite frankly, Antonio Conte and the hierarchy have made it clear: he must find a new club this summer.
"Everton and Tottenham Hotspur have held talks over a deal for Harry Winks.The ECHO understands that Frank Lampard has identified the England international as a player who can bolster his midfield options heading into the new season. Midfield is an area that Lampard has long been keen to strengthen this summer.Talks between the two clubs are understood to be at an early stage, but there is a hope from all three parties that a deal can be done. Everton have already agreed a deal with James Tarkowski for when his Burnley contract expires at the end of this month.(Via: liverpoolecho.co.uk)"
Harry Winks Needs Regular First-Team Football
With the World Cup on the horizon, players around the world will be searching for regular minutes on the pitch. Harry Winks, unfortunately, will not find it in North London with Tottenham. Last season alone with managerial changes occurring during the campaign, Winks only started 12 games across all competitions.
It’s been two seasons since he was able to hold down a steady starting spot. In back-to-back seasons, he has only started nine games each season, also falling short of 20 Premier League appearances during this time.
Everton Will Not Be Getting a Prolific Goalscorer
In Harry Winks’s 128 league outings he has only scored two goals and assisted another player three times. This does display he is not going to be joining the Toffees for his goal contribution but rather because he does the basics perfectly.
He is a calm character, who likes to put in a challenge and try to keep the ball at his feet; he plays the simple passes and when required to, surprises the public with an inch-perfect pass into the final third to create his team a chance.
This could be just what the Goodison Park outfit needs, a calm mind amongst the chaos. He could help others around him flourish and enjoy their game more.
Harry Winks has an engine and will run the entire length of the pitch, up and down, for 90 minutes of football. It could allow Abdoulaye Doucouré to push further up the pitch, where he is much more effective.
With the announcement of James Tarkowski imminent, it is easy to see that Everton are working on trying to patch up a leaky defence while trying to add players who can help his midfield take control of games better. They conceded the fifth-most of all Premier League clubs last season with 66 goals let in.