Opinion: Tottenham should reject Everton approach, 24-year-old still needed at Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks has been linked with a move to Everton, according to the Mirror, with the out-of-favour star in need of more regular first-team football.

Spiurs boss Jose Mourinho has partnered Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg with Moussa Sissoko in the heart of his side this season, with the all-action pair playing a big role in firing the North London club to the top of the Premier League table.

Tottenham youth academy graduate Winks has been forced to make-do with outings in the Europa League and has only been handed 257 Premier League minutes across four games this term.

With Euro 2021 on the horizon and the Spurs star keen to feature, talk of a loan exit or even permanent move are clearly going to occur in the media.

Winks will also been desperate to play regularly at club level, but Tottenham need to be selfish when making a decision on the 24-year-old’s future.

The Spurs homegrown hero is the next in line to feature in central midfield after Hojbjerg and Sissoko, with a long, hard season not even halfway through.

Injuries are inevitable and Sissoko has spent consistent time unavailable in the past, leaving a gap in the Tottenham ranks.

While Winks will be frustrated at not playing week-in, week-out, Spurs are top of the league and have four competitions left to play in.

As such, the England international still has an important role to play at Tottenham in 2020-21 and could find himself featuring consistently in the Premier League if unavailability to other players occurs.

While regular football during a loan move to Everton would help Winks’ Euro 2021 ambitions, it won’t help Spurs win silverware this season – as such any talk of a January exit should be quickly quashed.