Enzo Maresca keen on Spurs midfielder Harry Winks

Enzo Maresca keen on Spurs midfielder Harry Winks

Leicester Metropolis are set to maneuver for Harry Winks, the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, as they put together for a promotion problem following their current relegation to the Championship.

Winks has emerged as a goal for Enzo Maresca, the brand new Leicester supervisor, and negotiations are understood to be beneath means over a possible deal.

Tottenham are in talks with Leicester over the switch of James Maddison, the England worldwide, however the Winks deal is unconnected.

Maresca believes Winks, one other England worldwide, has the flexibility and flexibility to turn out to be a key a part of his squad within the Championship.

Winks has simply over one yr left on his contract and will probably be allowed to go away as a part of a significant overhaul this summer season by new head coach Ange Postecoglou.

The 27-year-old has discovered first-team alternatives restricted in current seasons and spent the final marketing campaign on mortgage in Serie A with Sampdoria.

Leicester eager on Metropolis goalkeeper Steffen

In the meantime, Leicester have agency curiosity in Manchester Metropolis goalkeeper Zack Steffen. Maresca is aware of the USA worldwide, 28, from his time on the Etihad Stadium as a part of Pep Guardiola’s backroom workers, the place Steffen has been back-up to Ederson.

It’s understood that Metropolis would contemplate a everlasting deal for Steffen this summer season after his 4 years on the membership. Throughout that point he has been on mortgage at Fortuna Düsseldorf and final season with Middlesbrough, the place he made the play-offs.

Guardiola has introduced in Stefan Ortega as his second-choice goalkeeper and performed him within the FA Cup last earlier this month as Metropolis accomplished the second leg of the Treble. Steffen, a £7 million signing from MLS membership Columbus Crew, gained the League Cup enjoying within the last towards Tottenham in 2021.

Leicester have checked out goalkeepers since Kasper Schmeichel’s departure to Good a yr in the past, with Danny Ward and Daniel Iversen sharing the duties final season however being unable to stop the membership from Premier League relegation.

Maresca’s community of contacts from Metropolis following his appointment will put him in a very good place to focus on those that can be found from the Etihad Campus this summer season on mortgage or on everlasting offers.

The Italian will waste little time attending to work, together with his squad due again in for pre-season coaching on July 3. He additionally has English expertise from his time as assistant coach at West Ham to Manuel Pellegrini earlier than transferring to Metropolis to work with their Elite Improvement Squad in 2020.

Leicester return to pre-season coaching beneath Maresca on Monday, as they put together for the forthcoming season within the Championship.


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