Again Zelda U/NX is not the time nor the place to have Linkle in a Zelda Game. Maybe another Spinoff. But if you want Link to have a partner, Princess Zelda can hold her own as well. Also Ganondorf as a boss needs to go away for a while. But my if you think we need Linkle, then we need a male Zelda, because that argument can work both ways. Having a girl saving another girl just don't match up. If you have a Female as a hero, it is only right to have a male who is captured and locked up by a female main villain to give Linkle a true story in that sense and that is where a Male Zelda comes in.
Linkle saving Princess Zelda just gives off a Gay Character sense and we don't need that in a main franchise game sorry. We need a change from the same old Link saves Zelda formula, I will agree to that much, but having Linkle saving Zelda just won't mesh with most people. It is only right to have a female saving a male.
Also if the Linkle rumors were true, they'd have to be careful as to not ruin the legend of Zelda as a franchise as a whole too. Having a female saving a male would help to keep from ruining things while having a female saving Zelda would cause more harm than good in the long run.