Everton must move for Harry Winks once Tottenham get Jack Grealish deal done

According to reports in The Telegraph, Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly lining up a summer move for £40m-rated Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, and their Premier League rivals Everton should be keeping a close eye on developments with the 5ft 10 in tall Harry Winks.

What’s the word, then?

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Well, The Telegraph says that Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has identified the 22-year-old as a prime transfer target, with Villa insisting that they won’t sell the England U21 international for less than £40m despite their financial issues and their need to stay within FFP regulations.

Nevertheless, The Telegraph reports that the north London outfit’s chairman Daniel Levy believes that he can bring the highly-rated player to the club for around £15m, and is ready to test the Championship side’s resistance with an offer.

The report adds that Pochettino believes that he can nurture and develop Grealish’s talent – similarly to how he has done with Dele Alli.

Why should Everton be monitoring the situation?

Well, if Tottenham do seal a deal for Grealish and Pochettino intends for him to become a key first-team player, then Spurs midfielder Harry Winks would surely be pushed even further down the pecking order.

That would surely give new Toffees boss Marco Silva an opportunity to bring the 22-year-old to Goodison Park, as he is likely to be looking for reinforcements in that area with one 6ft 1in Ronald Koeman signing already reportedly telling the Merseyside outfit that he wants to leave.

Many of Winks’ 25 appearances last term came from the substitutes’ bench, and he will want to be playing more regularly to showcase the ability that he has, and he could get that opportunity alongside someone like Idrissa Gueye.

He has shown in the past for Spurs how good he can be, and Silva would hope to improve him like he did with the likes of Will Hughes and Abdoulaye Doucoure for Watford last term.