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Paul Robinson has said that securing a loan move is “vital” for the development of Robbie Gotts as the youngster homes in a deal with Lincoln.
It had been thought that Gotts would move to Huddersfield with former Leeds Under-23 manager Carlos Corberan in charge.
However, Sky Sports has now reported (Transfer Blog, Wednesday, 9.10pm) that Gotts is in “advanced talks” over a move to League One Lincoln.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “With Corberan at Huddersfield, he’s obviously close to the manager and Corberan shares the same ethos and the same way of playing football as Bielsa.
“He would have got the same training and the same education as he did at Leeds so it seemed like it was the perfect fit. However, it looks like he’s going to end up at Lincoln.
“He’ll still get the game time at Lincoln, though, and that’s vital for a player of his age.
“With the way the first-team squad’s going, Gotts is not going to get much game-time at Leeds in the Premier League this season, so a loan seems like a really good move for him.”
Gotts is a really popular player with the Leeds fans but regular game-time is important for the midfielder.
Sending players out on loan is a policy shift for Leeds but director of football Victor Orta outlined financial incentives for clubs to ensure their youngsters get regular game time.
It seems that Leeds have decided that Lincoln is the best place for Gotts and we’re looking forward to seeing what he can do in League One.
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