The Lowdown: January rumours
The Whites, who are on the search for midfield reinforcements, have already been linked with a move for Winks in 2022. Reports suggested that former manager Marcelo Bielsa turned down the chance to sign Winks on loan during the January window, along with Manchester United’s Donny van de Beek.
The 26-year-old, labelled as ‘completely different’ by Mauricio Pochettino, who even quite bizarrely compared the Englishman to Xavi and Andres Iniesta, is entering the final two years of his current Spurs deal, and it looks as if a move to Elland Road is a possibility once again.
The Latest: Leeds keen
Liverpool Echo journalist Connor O’Neill provided an update regarding Winks on Wednesday evening.
He claimed that Leeds have expressed an interest in signing Winks this summer, with Spurs hoping to receive around £20m for the midfielder. Winks’ preference is thought to be a move to Everton, though, who are keen on a loan deal.
The Verdict: Avoid
Winks, who has made enough of a name for himself at Spurs to get sponsored by Adidas, appears to be a player on the decline, with his Transfermarkt valuation plummeting from £36m in 2019 to £13.5m today.
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He made just nine Premier League starts last season – the last of which came at Elland Road in what was Bielsa’s final game in charge.
A £20m asking price appears high for a player who hasn’t exactly been a regular over the last 12 months, so shopping abroad as Leeds have done already could be a smarter move as the club look to get value for money.
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