Should Leeds United ask about Spurs' Kyle Walker-Peters?

Luke Ayling of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on January 13, 2017 in Leeds, England.

Should Leeds United ask about Tottenham Hotspur's Kyle Walker-Peters?

Kyle Walker-Peters of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during a Tottenham Hotspur training session ahead of their UEFA Champions League Group H match against Borussia Dortmund at Tottenham...

Luke Ayling struggled yet again for Leeds United on Friday and it's clear that the 26-year-old is nowhere near the level that he posted every week last season.

Problem is, Leeds' other right-back, Gaetano Berardi, has been decent in a left-back role under Thomas Christiansen and the Whites' head coach could well have reservations over moving him.

United have a good squad but quality right-back options are scarce - especially with Lewie Coyle out on loan - and the Championship side should ask Tottenham Hotspur for a player on loan: Kyle Walker-Peters.

Kyle Walker-Peters of Tottenham Hotspur and Jason McCarthy of Barnsley battle for possession during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Barnsley at Wembley...

It wouldn't be the first time that Tottenham have loaned a potential wonderkid to the Championship this season after Josh Onomah was sent to Aston Villa. The 20-year-old struggled in the 1-1 draw at Elland Road, but he's clearly a big talent nonetheless.

Walker-Peters is also a big talent but he won't expect a minute of Premier League football for the foreseeable future. He can play right and left-back, but Kieran Trippier, Serge Aurier, Ben Davies and Danny Rose's presence means that he simply won't be playing for a while.

The 20-year-old made his Premier League debut in August but hasn't featured in any competition since September and Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will know that Championship games are a hell of a lot more positive for his development than Under-23 appearances.

Ashley Barnes of Burnley and Luke Ayling of Leeds in action during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Burnley and Leeds United at Turf Moor on September 19, 2017 in Burnley, England.

He has a big future at Tottenham, but for now he's not even in the picture and someone like him could really challenge the out-of-sorts Leeds man - who has played every second of the Whites' 20 league games this season - and motivate him to find his best form again.

At the moment, there is nobody doing that. There is no incentive to rediscover the consistency that made his £700,000 move from Bristol City look like an absolute bargain, but a player of Walker-Peters's promise might just help him.

Leeds will have a lot of games in the second half of the campaign and you get the sense that rotation will be key in their promotion hopes - and rotating between Ayling and Walker-Peters at right-back can only help the team.

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