Winks made his first-team debut for Spurs last season as a late substitute in the Europa League. But at just 19 – and with plenty of midfielders ahead of him in the pecking order at White Hart Lane – he is unlikely to play regularly as early as next season.
A recent report from the Telegraph claimed Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to use Winks in some cup games, but if Rangers do come in with a loan offer it will be interesting to see which is deemed more important to the player’s development – regular first-team football at Rangers or sporadic senior appearances for Spurs.
Winks is very highly-rated in North London and looks destined to have a bright future in the game. But the Daily Record claims Warburton has registered his interest in taking the player to the Scottish Championship and that his good working relationship with Tottenham could help a deal go through.
The newly-appointed Rangers boss worked wonders with Alex Pritchard last season when the pair were at Brentford, and Pochettino may hope similar things happen with Winks.
Rangers benefited from the loan signing of Haris Vuckic from Newcastle United last season – although other such moves did not go quite so well – and Tottenham could see Winks develop quicker if he does spend some time in Scotland.