Darren Bent has been left drooling at the prospect of Everton signing Harry Winks and Dele Alli from Tottenham in the January window.
The former Spurs and England striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, has insisted Carlo Ancelotti needs to bolster his squad and that a switch to Goodison Park would be a “great move” for the England pair.
As revealed by Football Insider earlier this month, Everton have set their sights on possible moves for Winks, Alli and goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga ahead of the January transfer window.
It is understood the Toffees are set to concentrate on loan deals as a result of a restricted budget and both Spurs midfielders could be available after falling down the pecking order in north London.
Bent has admitted that squad depth is a real concern at Goodison Park and insisted both Winks and Alli would be very welcome additions if Everton could convince Tottenham to let them join.
Bent told Football Insider: “Ooh, I mean, if they can get them two, because one thing Everton lack at the minute is squad depth.
“If they lose one or two of their starters we’ve already seen that they’re not the same team, but if you get Harry Winks and Dele Alli in there, two very good players – I mean I couldn’t see it happening because would Spurs really want to let two of their good players go to someone who’s so close to them in the Premier League?
“For them two, I think it’d be a great move, a great move for them.”
Winks has fallen behind the likes of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Moussa Sissoko in the pecking order at Tottenham, with just three Premier League starts under his belt this term.
Alli meanwhile has started just once in two top-flight appearances and has played in only seven games across all competitions.
In other Everton news, Bent has spotted a “massive” problem which is “going to cost” Carlo Ancelotti.