By George Overhill

27th Jun, 2022 | 9:40pm

Sky Sports reporter knows Everton move for Harry Winks has buy-in from all sides

Harry Winks wants to move to Everton and the deal is something that both clubs want to happen, according to Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge.

The Toffees boss is interested in bringing the out-of-favour England midfielder to Goodison Park, and a potential swap has been repeatedly suggested involving want-away Brazilian star Richarlison.

However, the club want to keep any deals for the two entirely separate, with news that Spurs are also trying to add Anthony Gordon to the equation – something Everton have no interest in.

In a clip from Monday’s (27 June) Sky Sports News output reporting the news on the Gordon interest posted to their YouTube channel, Bridge said: “My understanding so far, and this is breaking news, straight off the bat, is that that’d be separate.

“That’s a separate interest. Frank Lampard likes Harry Winks. He thinks he can get him back to playing like he did a few years ago.

“I think Harry Winks would say he probably needed a move a season or two ago.

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“That is a separate deal I’m told so far, Tottenham wanting a permanent deal. Everton potentially want a loan with a view to a permanent.

“What I do know is, I think Frank Lampard wants it to happen, Spurs want it to happen, and as does Harry Winks.”


On the rare occasion such as this where it in all party’s interest to get a deal it tends to be only a matter of time before it gets done.

It makes perfect sense for it to be kept separate from a Richarlison deal since the price, and therefore the stakes, involved there are considerably higher and it will only be a complicating factor.

Tottenham would clearly rather get Winks off the books and a fee in for him now, but that is not something the Toffees can easily do without a major exit, probably from the Brazilian.

Since the 26 year old midfielder has fallen down the pecking order in North London it makes sense for Lampard to want to work with him first before the club forks over the mooted asking price of £20million [Telegraph].

If he fits in as the manager hopes then that would end up being a reasonable fee, but while the margin for error in the transfer market is so small it is a significant risk to just assume he will get back to his best.

Spurs seem to sense they have the power in this situation since the Toffees have financial troubles, but that doesn’t mean they will get everything on their own terms.

Just as picking up Gordon on top of Richarlison is fanciful unless an absolutely giant offer was on the table, they cannot strong-arm the club into knocking the Brazilian’s price down with Winks.

While everyone wants it to happen, it can only happen in a sustainable manner for Everton, so if the terms are not right they should still be prepared to walk away all the same.