Everton identify Tottenham Hotspur player as ‘top priority’ this summer – Spurs set £20m asking price

Lewis Oldham
Everton target Winks

According to reports, Frank Lampard’s Everton are keen to sign Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks during this summer’s transfer window.

The 26-year-old progressed through the ranks at Tottenham and he has played over 200 times for his boyhood club.

He was also capped ten times by England between 2017 and 2020.

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Antonio Conte took over at Spurs towards the end of 2021. The Italian did not favour Winks towards the end of the 2021/22 campaign.

The midfielder’s last start for Tottenham in the league came on February 26 as they beat Leeds United 4-0.

Football Insider are reporting that Winks is ‘free to find a new club’ this summer.

They add that he is a ‘top priority’ for Everton. Lampard’s side are said to have ‘made contact’ with Tottenham ‘over a potential deal for Winks’.

It is also stated that the England international is valued at £20m. His contract is due to expire in 2024.

Meanwhile, according to Fabrizio Romano, in-demand Manchester City left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko is free to leave the club.

Zinchenko has been used sparingly by Pep Guardiola, and barely used at all in his preferred central midfield position.

He has consistently impressed for Ukraine on the international stage in the middle of the pitch but Guardiola sees the 25-year-old as an ideal back-up left-back.

With his playing time limited at the Etihad Stadium, rumours have begun to surface that he could leave in the summer transfer window.

Arsenal and Everton both quickly emerged as potential destinations for Zinchenko, however, it seems that the Gunners have steered their focus elsewhere.

In a ploy to lure the player away, it has been rumoured that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will promise to play him as a centre-midfielder.

According to transfer journalist Romano, City have given Zinchenko their blessing for him to find a new club this summer.

The Italian journalist also confirmed that Everton are one of the teams looking at the Ukrainian.

Romano wrote on Twitter: “Manchester City are prepared to let Oleksandr Zinchenko leave as they are targeting Marc Cucurella, with an official bid coming soon – decision was made in May.

“Zinchenko can be sold and Everton have his name in the list as one of the main targets. Other clubs also keen.”