By Noel Whelan

3rd Nov, 2021 | 1:30pm

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Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks would be an “upgrade” for Everton, according to Noel Whelan.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the Toffees are in need of a player with the 25-year-old’s qualities.

Winks was told by Spurs managing director Fabio Paratici in the summer that he was free to find a new club and he has attracted interest from Southampton and Everton among many top-flight teams.

The midfielder has played 60 league minutes this season after being frozen out by former manager Nuno Espirito Santo.

Everton have been stretched thin in the middle of the park since losing Andre Gomes and Abdoulaye Doucoure to calf and foot complaints respectively.

The Toffees’ results have taken a nosedive since, with the Merseyside club losing the last three Premier League games.

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Whelan claimed the arrival of Winks would improve the midfield options at Goodison Park.

“No disrespect to Tom Davies, but Harry Winks would be an upgrade,” he told Football Insider.

“He’s a player who can control games very well.

“A loan move would be best in my opinion. It would allow him to get some games under his belt because it’s obviously not working out at Tottenham.

“Everton could do with a player like Winks in their midfield to help rekindle the form they showed at the start of the season.

“Between the two wingers – Gray and Townsend – who have been so impressive this season, Calvert-Lewin returning to fitness, and potentially Winks in the side, there’s a nice balance there.”

Winks is capped 10 times for England – making his debut in October 2017.

The midfielder has made 179 appearances for Tottenham, scoring four goals.

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