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Paul Robinson has said that Leeds should jump at the chance to sign Derby attacker Louie Sibley.
However, he also warned that the 19-year-old wouldn’t be a regular starter for Leeds this season.
Leeds have been linked with Sibley for a long time, with Derby rating the player at £15m.
And Leeds are still interested, with Derby possibly having to sell the player because of the desperate financial state they find themselves in.
In a major development reported this week, Derby could be forced into administration and are facing the collapse of their proposed takeover.
Sibley has been described as a “fearless” attacker in a Guardian article where Sibley himself said he “plays on the edge”.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “A player like Sibley, a young player, if he becomes available this window then he would be a great signing.
“The thing is, for Leeds, where does he fit in? He’s 19 and he isn’t a player who’s going to come in and be a regular starter this season.
“Saying that, he’s certainly one Bielsa would look at to develop and mould him into a much better player.
“But I don’t think Leeds fans should expect him to come into the side straight away and make a big impact.
“If they do sign him, he’d be one for the future, but he is a very good player.”
We can’t see Leeds paying the £15m that Derby were quoting for the player back in September, but things have taken a turn for the worse for Derby who are facing financial ruin.
If Leeds could pick the bones of any club, Derby would be very near the top of our list.
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