Leeds United youngster Robbie Gotts has been tipped to leave the club this summer, with Marcelo Bielsa not seeing him as part of his plans.
The 21-year-old is currently on loan at Salford City, having moved to the League Two club in January, affording him more regular first team football.
Gotts’ current Leeds deal expires at the end of next season, raising question marks over what the next chapter in his career will be.
Gotts could leave Leeds, claims Hay
According to The Athletic‘s Phil Hay, the youngster is unlikely to convince Bielsa to be part of his future plans, with a move elsewhere appearing to be on the cards:
“He’s [Gotts] a lovely lad and a good player but I got a distinct impression that he suspects his future lies elsewhere. Bielsa always keeps his leading under-23s close to him. He’d rather they trained at Thorp Arch than played elsewhere on loan.
“This naturally concludes that anyone who is allowed to leave on loan is a fair distance from his plans.”
Transfer Tavern take
In truth, it makes sense for all parties for Gotts to find a new permanent club moving forward, with the midfielder once described as ‘excellent’ by Richie Wellens.
If Bielsa can’t guarantee him a regular squad role, he risks growing stagnant in his career, so being a key man at a different club makes far more sense.
Leeds are now at a level where they are a mid-table Premier League club with aspirations of improving further – Gotts doesn’t appear to be at that standard in Bielsa’s eyes.
In other news, Leeds have been linked with an outrageous move this summer – find out who the player in question is here.
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