There has been much made over footballers and their birthdays in recent years, and Leeds United didn’t forget to send messages to two of their under-fire players on Tuesday.
Everyone remembers when Yaya Toure fell out with Manchester City over something as simple as forgetting a birthday cake.
Tyler Roberts has been strongly linked with an exit this month, with Marcelo Bielsa admitting he is still “unavailable” at Elland Road.
It was Roberts’ birthday on Tuesday, and his Instagram was filled with messages from the likes of Leeds and Kalvin Phillips.
The Yorkshire Pirlo admitted that the “sky is the limit” for Roberts, insisting that he still believes he can make it with the Whites.
Roberts responded to the post from the official Leeds page, admitting: “I like this” with a number of positive emojis.
Roberts has been linked with a number of different Championships.
Bielsa has made his intentions clear though and has admitted that he would like the 22-year-old to remain at Elland Road, rather than leave on loan or even permanently.
Bournemouth and Derby are among three Championship clubs keen to sign Tyler Roberts on loan. Marcelo Bielsa does not want him to leave Leeds. #lufc
— David Anderson (@MirrorAnderson) January 7, 2021
It is unknown whether or not Roberts has picked up an injury, or has even tested positive for COVID-19, but he surely won’t be happy with his playing time.
Having said that, the striker appears happy and isn’t coming across negatively on social media – interacting with his club and his teammates with joy.
Total silence and no replies to anyone on his Instagram could have raised some question marks, but he has done the complete opposite.
Hopefully, this means that Roberts is happy at Elland Road, and he has dropped his first hint that he will back among the squad for the Premier League clash against Brighton.
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