Winks backed to leave Spurs for Everton in search of football

James Holland
Winks Everton Spurs

Everton have been linked with a move for Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks during the player’s search for regular game time.

The Englishman is behind teammates Tanguy Ndombele and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in the pecking order.

He failed to even make the bench for Spurs’ recent victory over Man City at home.

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Former Premier League striker Kevin Phillips thinks the player should leave North London, with Everton one potential destination.

Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “I have always been a big fan of Harry Winks. I like the way he plays football. He is never afraid to get on the ball.

“If he was made available I think there would be many teams queuing up to take Harry Winks.

“Someone like Everton could be good. If they were not to get hold of Isco perhaps Winks could play there.

“I sympathise with him. He never lets the team down when he plays and credit to him, he wants to play football.

“It will be interesting to see if he gets the opportunity to go somewhere.”

Winks has been open about his recent struggles at Spurs.

He’s made four Premier League appearances so far and has failed to become a regular under boss Jose Mourinho.

Speaking about his experiences, the 24-year-old said: “Definitely, my situation at Tottenham is difficult at the moment.

“It’s important that I keep fighting and working as hard as I can to stay in the squad and to stay in the team.

“Every time I get the opportunity for England I love it. It’s a great place to play football here, it’s free and the lads get on really well, it’s a great place to come to.

“I want to be a part of that in the Euros and I want to be in the starting XI in the Euros as well.”

It looks like the midfielder may have to negotiate a move if he wants to start for England next summer.