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Everton pile transfer frustration on Tottenham, as Winks role in Richarlison swap hopes comes to light

Richarlison, Japan v Brazil June 2022

Everton have reportedly told Tottenham that they want to sign Harry Winks on a separate deal to the potential move for Richarlison the other way.

The two clubs are both looking to make progress next season, albeit with different objectives in mind. Spurs are back in the Champions League for the first time since the 2019/20 season. Manager Antonio Conte also wants to push on from his top-four Premier League finish.

Everton, meanwhile, are looking for stability after fighting against relegation until the penultimate game of the campaign.

And both sides are colliding in the summer transfer window ahead of the new season. Tottenham are keen on Everton striker Richarlison, on whom the Toffees want a solid profit.

However, Everton have rejected Spurs’ advances for a double deal involving Anthony Gordon.

Winks could also move between the clubs, with a swap deal involving Richarlison a potential option. However, according to Daily Star journalist Paul Brown, Everton want deals for the two players to be separate.

Brown told GiveMeSport: “From Spurs’ point of view and it would make it a lot cheaper if they could try and package that all together, but as far as I understand, Everton want it kept totally separate and that might be a stumbling block at the moment.”

Everton paid Watford an initial £35million, potentially rising to £50million, for Richarlison back in 2018.

Including Winks in a swap deal could decrease the overall fee they would receive for their Brazilian marksman.

Indeed, Spurs value their English midfielder at around £20million. Everton are subsequently considering a loan move for Winks amid fears about the cost of a permanent move.

The fact that Everton want Winks and Richarlison to move clubs on separate deals could therefore affect Tottenham.

They have already made three signings, with former Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma the standout addition.

Winks, Richarlison both need transfers

Richarlison, Everton striker, during Premier League game at Tottenham

Richarlison has two years left on his Everton deal and should look for a new challenge.

Indeed, he should take inspiration from fellow Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus, who is moving from Manchester City to Arsenal.

It would be exciting to see what Richarlison could produce at a club fighting for the top four and in the Champions League; he proved vital in digging Everton out of relegation trouble at the back end of last season.

Winks, meanwhile, simply needs more game time. He started Conte’s reign as a first-choice midfielder but has since been overlooked.

Rodrigo Bentancur’s arrival from Juventus in January signalled the start of Winks’ latest frustration. And Bissouma arriving will make his battle for minutes even harder.