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Leeds United: Robinson reveals Marsch may be after 26 y/o


Former England and Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes Harry Winks would be a great addition at Elland Road under new boss Jesse Marsch as he fits their recruitment model.

Winks has become surplus to requirements in North London, only starting nine games under new boss Antonio Conte, leading the club to state they will listen to offers for the England international in the upcoming summer transfer window.

Speaking with MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “I know that Leeds will be a fan of Harry Winks from the recruitment side of things,

“It’ll be interesting to see how much input the manager will have on the recruitment because we know what a good job Victor Orta’s done over the years, we know the type of player that he’s brought in and he’s had a great relationship with Marcelo Bielsa.

“But Bielsa’s ways and methods towards the end of his regime didn’t work and the recruitment didn’t work because there was no recruitment in January. That had to change and it has changed so it’ll be interesting to see how the manager wants to go forward.

“There has to be a relationship between Orta and the manager in a recruitment sense, as there was previously with Bielsa. Harry Winks is an outstanding player who I’ve said for a long time will be a good fit at Leeds.

“But it depends on what Marsch wants and how he wants to play and what type of player he wants”.

TIF Thoughts on Winks to Leeds…

While Winks has seemingly run out of time to impress Conte, there is certainly still a good player in there that could do a job in a Premier League team. He has consistently been a fantastic passer of the ball throughout his career at Spurs, averaging 88.6% pass accuracy over that time with 92.4% on short passes and 92% on medium passes, according to Fbref.com.

As well as his passing ability Winks is also a physical presence in the midfield, something that the Leeds brass will thoroughly enjoy and please them. In his limited game time for Spurs this season Winks has averaged 0.9 tackles and 1.1 interceptions per game as well as one successful dribble per game. (Whoscored).

It has also been reported that Leeds star man Kalvin Phillips has previously spoken with Winks and he confirmed that former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino and former Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa are “exactly the same”. This will give Winks a huge advantage over most other Leeds targets if he does make the move as he will already somewhat know the system that new manager Marsch has continued within his short time at Elland Road.

A move for Winks would be the best decision for both himself and Spurs and I can’t think of a better place for him to play than still in the Premier League and with a team that has serious potential under their new boss. But as football always does, it will come down to money, so we will see.

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