Lampard hands Leeds £20m transfer boost as he pulls Everton out of midfielder chase
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Lampard hands Leeds £20m transfer boost as he pulls Everton out of midfielder chase

Frank Lampard has reportedly decided against signing Tottenham ace Harry Winks after doing ‘extensive due diligence’ on the England star – potentially handing Leeds a boost in pursuit of the Spurs man.

The Liverpool Echo reports that both Leeds and Everton are pursuing a move for 26-year-old Winks. The Telegraph claim that a fee of £20million will convince Tottenham to sell Winks in the coming weeks.

Indeed, Winks has fallen down the pecking order at Tottenham thanks to the January signing of Rodrigo Bentancur, and the summer addition of Yves Bissouma. Leeds are looking at possible replacements for Kalvin Phillips.

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Now, the Independent report that Lampard has done ‘extensive due diligence’ on Winks before considering a move – but has chosen to pull Everton out of the race. It could give Leeds a possible boost if they want Winks.

A player, that Nigel Martyn told LeedsUnited.News would be a good signing for the Yorkshire club. He said Winks would fit the way Marcelo Bielsa had Leeds playing a year ago. That could still ring true this summer.

Lampard has decided against signing Tottenham ace Winks: Leeds boost

Winks would be a very good signing. In Jesse Marsch’s system, either a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-2-2-2, two holding midfielders are required. But not just defensive-minded midfielders, ones with ball-playing abilities.

Midfielders able to play progressive football, transitioning quickly and supplying the attacking players. Winks is more than capable of this, boasting an excellent array of passing. Hard-working, he is a good signing at £20m.

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