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Crystal Palace can beat Everton to Harry Winks signing

Crystal Palace could beat Everton to the signing of Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks.

What’s the word?

That is according to Paul Robinson (via Football Insider), who claims that the 26-year-old has “two very good options” in the Toffees and the Eagles if he is to leave Spurs this summer.

However, the ex-England goalkeeper suggested that Crystal Palace’s locality could well be the decisive factor in the race for the London-based midfielder.

Speaking to Football Insider, Robinson said: “Everything has to be taken into consideration. Both managers were one of the best midfielders the Premier League has ever seen. Winks has an opportunity to play for two midfielders that he probably idolised growing up.

“Palace would be an attractive proposition because he would not have to move.

“Everton have an opportunity to put some building blocks in place. I don’t envision them struggling again this season. They need to bring in new players. Winks could be one.

“The two clubs are both very good options.”

Should Crystal Palace sign Winks?

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Supporters will be buzzing

Following Yves Bissouma’s arrival at Spurs, Winks will have slid further down the midfield pecking order, and it looks as though a move to pastures new is exactly what he needs in order to rejuvenate his stalling career.

Despite making 19 league appearances for Antonio Conte’s side last season, he played just 905 minutes. At 26 years of age, he needs to be playing more regular first-team football.

Also, with Conor Gallagher now back at parent club Chelsea, Vieira can offer regular minutes to Winks, who can help the Eagles to build on their 2021/22 average of 51.2% possession.

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Winks’ completion of 56.55 passes per 90 as a registered defensive midfielder places him in the 88th percentile among positional peers in Europe’s top five leagues according to FBRef, whilst his 74.61 touches per 90 illustrates his ability as a stabiliser in the heart of the engine room.

He would make for an astute replacement for Gallagher, should Palace fail to regain the 22-year-old’s services for the upcoming season. Quite simply, Winks’ technical ability would likely make him an instant favourite at Selhurst Park.

Vieira needs to get this move sealed as soon as possible, and the Eagles’ fan base would surely be buzzing if that happens.

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