Everton: £20m Premier League star 'would be good fit' at Goodison Park

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Everton still need a player like Tottenham Hotspur‘s Harry Winks even if they re-sign Idrissa Gueye from Paris Saint-Germain, according to Daily Star journalist Paul Brown.

The Toffees’ midfield options have already been bolstered thanks to the £34million acquisition of Amadou Onana from Lille earlier this week, but Winks remains on boss Lampard’s radar.

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What’s the latest news involving Winks?

Winks may have two years remaining on his £50,000-per-week Tottenham contract, but it appears that his days in north London may be numbered.

That is because the 26-year-old is among a quartet of Spurs stars to have been banished from first-team training by head coach Antonio Conte and is currently being forced to train on his own.

Everton could offer Winks a route out of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as, according to the Liverpool Echo, Lampard is an admirer and talks have been held between the two clubs.

However, the report suggests Spurs are hoping to secure a £20million fee for the 10-cap England international, while Everton are keen on negotiating a loan deal.

Spanish sources have revealed that La Liga side Valencia are also mulling over whether to make a move for Winks before the September 1 transfer deadline.

What has Paul Brown said about Winks?

Brown believes Winks would seamlessly fit into Everton’s midfield if he were to make the switch from Tottenham.

However, the journalist does not understand why the Toffees are targeting another central midfielder having just welcomed Onana to Merseyside and being in negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain over Idrissa Gueye.

Brown told GIVEMESPORT: “They don’t yet have someone who’s a natural sitter who is just going to stay and try to play that first pass out. If they got Harry Winks, I suppose he would be a good fit.

“But my question mark is why do they need all these midfielders if they’re only going to be playing with two there? It’s a very strange way to recruit.”

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Would Winks be a good signing for Everton?

Everton finished just four points clear of the relegation zone last season, so it was clear that Lampard needed to bring in reinforcements during the transfer window.

Winks would certainly offer plenty of Premier League experience, having appeared in the competition on 128 occasions, and that will be attractive to Lampard as he bids to avoid more drama this time around.

However, £20million would be a significant investment considering the Spurs academy product has not started a fixture since March, so Everton would be wise to look to strike a loan deal or negotiate a lower fee.

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