By Adefunmiloye Alani

12th Dec, 2021 | 2:10pm

Everton still keeping tabs on Harry Winks, potential January move mooted

Everton have continued to keep tabs on Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks, according to Sunday People.

The 10-cap England international, 25, still has admirers at Goodison Park despite the recent departures of director of football Marcel Brands and head of recruitment and development Gretar Steinsson.

The newspaper report in their print edition (page 54, 12 December) that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will likely consider a sale if a concrete offer arrives for Winks in a bid to help Antonio Conte rebuild his squad, but whether Everton will take their interest further in January remains to be seen.

Good option?

The midfielder has struggled for relevance at North London since Mauricio Pochettino – who dubbed him “the perfect midfielder” back in 2017 – left, and he has only made four Premier League appearances so far in 2021-22.

With his Three Lions career at the risk of ending, Winks could be open to leaving for a club where he will get more game time, and Everton could do with such a player.

Injuries have hindered them from shining, and Rafa Benitez is expected to make some additions in January to keep his side’s European hopes alive.

Winks reminded everyone of his quality with a fine display during Spurs’ 2-1 win over Leeds United in November, and he has what it takes to improve the Toffees midfield.

A consistent run of games will most likely get him back on track, but whether Everton will be able to meet Levy’s demands remains to be seen given their Financial Fair Play troubles.

They need to strengthen in the middle of the park to finish the campaign on an impressive note, and a move for Winks could make sense given the quality he has.

In other Everton news, the Toffees are plotting January loan-to-buy bid for centre-mid hailed by Jack Grealish last month.

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