By Noel Whelan

20th Jun, 2022 | 4:57pm

Harry Winks tipped to reignite England career after source's Everton transfer update - pundit

Noel Whelan has backed Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks to complete a move to Everton this summer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Premier League striker said “the writing has been on the wall” for the 26-year-old for some time.

Winks struggled for game time under Antonio Conte, especially after the arrival of Rodrigo Bentancur in January.

An Everton source told Football Insider (19 June) that the club hope to sign Winks from Spurs and have made contact over a potential summer deal.

Frank Lampard is keen to bolster his midfielder options following the departures of Fabian Delph and Donny van de Beek.

The centre-midfielder has two years remaining on his contract in north London.

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When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of Winks’ future, Whelan said: “The writing was on the wall for him a while ago.

“I think [Oliver] Skipp is preferred to him.

“Conte has had a good look at all of the players and Winks isn’t for him. When it comes to this stage a move away is best for all parties.

“Everton stayed in the Premier League. A fantastic club that is well supported. Lampard, like Jesse Marsch, wants to make sure his club are not in the same predicament as last year.

“I think Everton would be a good move for Winks. He has experience. This might be the move that forces him back into the England reckoning.”

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