Tottenham offer Everton target Harry Winks to Rangers
Everton transfer target Harry Winks has been offered to Rangers by Tottenham amid heavy interest, according to a report from 90min.
Frank Lampard is known to be a fan of the 26-year-old midfielder and is interested in bringing him to Goodison Park.
The 90min report says that a number of other Premier League clubs have been put “on alert”, with Brentford, Crystal Palace, Leicester and Wolves all interested.
But they have actively offered him to the Europa League finalists as they look to move him on.
After becoming a central figure at Tottenham under Mauricio Pochettino, and breaking into the England side, he has been relegated to a peripheral figure under Antonio Conte.
Despite the financial pressures he is operating under Lampard seems to rate Winks highly so this news will not be the sort of information he wants to hear.
Perhaps working in his favour is that fact that the £20million asking price, reported by The Telegraph earlier this month (6 June), would represent a very significantly outlay for Giovanni van Bronckhorst at Ibrox.
They were boosted by their European run, but spending such a chunk on one player would be a risk, although Spurs must have known that so it is possible they are willing to lower their fee.
The situation at Goodison appears to revolve around a big-money departure being required to free up funds to make incoming transfers, aside from the free agent acquisition of James Tarkowski.
Winks had been raised a potential make-weight as Spurs chased Richarlison, and if the Toffees boss wants the midfielder as much as he appears to it seems that may be the quickest way to get him.
It remains to be seen whether Rangers or any of the other English top flight sides enter the race in earnest, but there is clearly some urgency on the part of his current side to get rid of him.
Lampard is of course a former Premier League midfielder of distinction so should know best what the club needs in that department, but the Winks fee represents a risk for him to currently as well, and if a loan deal for someone like Billy Gilmour were available it might be a safer prospect until the club are out of the woods in terms of the finances.