Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly keen on signing Morgan Sanson from Marseille in January.
French newspaper L’Equipe (via talkSPORT) have made fresh claims that Spurs are eyeing a swoop for the central midfielder for around £18 million, after France Football (via GFFN) first reported the link back in the summer.
Sanson has been with Marseille since January 2017 after moving from Montpellier, and has made 64 league appearances since then.
He’s been a mainstay in the side since his switch and has caught the eye with some impressive displays.
In the short time he’s been with the club he’s scored 16 goals and made 14 assists.
Sanson arrival may consign Winks to the bench
If Spurs successfully brought in Sanson in January, then it could have a negative impact on Harry Winks’ first-team hopes.
The Englishman has really stepped up this term deputising for the likes of Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama.
He’s impressed with his technical ability and desire to always move the ball forwards.
Sanson is a similar player to Winks in that he also very good technically. He is a fairly accurate passer of the ball having averaged 81.6% this season across all competitions. That said, Winks’ is higher at 89%. (WhoScored).
On average though, Sanson does play more key passes, long balls, crosses and through balls than the Spurs man, and has more shots.
The Frenchman is a fine player, and Winks ought to step up his game to make sure he keeps his place in the side if he were to come in as a January signing.