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Crystal Palace: Harry Winks could be Vieira’s own Jorginho

Crystal Palace have been linked with Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks on a regular basis this summer, and the Englishman could be Patrick Vieira’s own version of Jorginho should he make the move to Selhurst Park.

According to the Daily Mail, the Eagles were set to rival Everton for the Spurs ace this summer, as he appears to be surplus to requirements in Antonio Conte’s side.

The 26-year-old was omitted from Spurs’ pre-season trip to South Korea and it seems clear that he will be on the move this summer, and Palace could be the team to benefit.

Although his form for Spurs in recent years has been less than impressive, having been one of their lowest-rated performers on WhoScored, Winks has had a real lack of game-time with the north London club, and regular starts at Selhurst Park could help him to rediscover his best performances.

After all, it was only a few years ago when he was considered a top young prospect, earning 10 caps for England, and at 26 he still has plenty of time left in his career to progress further.

Should the Eagles win the race to sign Winks this summer, he could be utilised in a similar role to Jorginho at Chelsea.

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According to FBRef, the Italy international is the most similar player to the Englishman in terms of playing style; and given that he has won Euro 2020 and Champions League and finished third in the Ballon d’Or in recent years, he is not a bad player with whom to be so closely compared.

According to WhoScored, both Winks and Jorginho‘s main strengths are through balls and passing, so the Spurs man could add some real creativity to Vieira’s midfield, in the same way that the Italy international dictates play for Thomas Tuchel’s side.

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Mauricio Pochettino was full of praise for Winks after he scored in a win against Fulham in 2019, saying: “He deserves the praise because the whole action is amazing. He recovered the ball like a full-back, we started to build from the back and then he arrived for the cross from GK, which was fantastic – we have to praise him too.

“It’s amazing, amazing, because we were talking in the last few weeks that he had to score and to have more presence in the opposition’s box because he has the quality to do it. I’m so happy.”

Therefore, if Palace do bring in the £20m-valued Winks this summer, he could prove to be a vital player in Vieira’s side, and he could even be as influential as Jorginho is to Chelsea.

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