Leeds must make a quick bid for Harry Winks if Tottenham seal Adrien Rabiot deal

According to a report by France Football, Tottenham Hotspur are lining up a move to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, and Championship club Leeds United should be watching developments closely.

What’s the word, then?

Well, France Football report that Spurs want to take advantage of the Frenchman having just 12 months remaining on his contract to bring him to north London, with Mauricio Pochettino seemingly keen to significantly strengthen his squad ahead of the new season.

The Argentine boss will want to see his team challenging for the Premier League title and try and make progress in the Champions League too, and previous reports have suggested that he is ready to sell the likes of Mousa Dembele, Victor Wanyama and Moussa Sissoko for the right prices this summer.

Rabiot is probably most similar to Dembele and Sissoko in terms of being something of a box-to-box style player, and he would certainly be a big upgrade on the latter who has largely disappointed during his two-season spell with Spurs.

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Why should Leeds be monitoring the situation?

Well, should Rabiot arrive at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium then it could be a move that pushes Harry Winks even further down the pecking order following an injury-hit 2017/18 campaign.

The likes of the PSG man, Dier and Wanyama – if he stays – would all definitely be in front of the one-cap England international, and a loan move could be beneficial for a player who has five years left on his contract and is still clearly a key player for the future for the north London outfit.

He could get those regular first-team minutes under Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds, and his all-action style and technical ability should mean that he fits perfectly in the Argentine’s team.

Furthermore, Pochettino and Bielsa are said to have a great relationship and that could mean that the Yorkshire club are in pole position to sign the likes of Winks if he is allowed to go out on a temporary basis.