Alasdair Gold has claimed on his YouTube channel that Everton are interested in Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks.
With the 26-year-old being told he can leave the north London club, Gold believes that he could make the move up north next season.
“Keep an eye on Everton, I’d say. Everton tried a couple of times to sign him in January before and after Lampard’s arrival, Lampard is a fan of Harry Winks.
“Obviously, Conte didn’t want to let him go back in January because Spurs were having issues, we knew [Oliver] Skipp was having problems as well.
“So keep an eye on Everton. I think there’s quite a bit of interest in him but Everton certainly have inquired before.”
Our thoughts on Gold’s Winks claim…
“Harry has the profile of the midfield player perfect. But I don’t want to talk and praise his quality too much because if so his head [grows big]. His perception will be ‘wow’ and the reality is you still need to prove [yourself].
“The characteristics are perfect to play football. When we talk about midfielders, because you like to use Spanish midfielders like Xavi and Iniesta, he’s like this type of player, this capacity.”
While the Tottenham academy graduate can be defensively suspect, being in the bottom 1% of midfielders in Europe’s top five leagues for successful pressures, no player in Frank Lampard’s side can match his 6.73 progressive passes per 90 mins.
Considering that the £91k-per-week ace’s partner at Goodison Park could be Allan, who leads his side in tackles per game and is in the top 1% of all midfielders in Europe’s top five leagues for successful pressures, Winks could play to his strengths in Everton, which would make him a good signing.