Leeds United exit for Tyler Roberts would be 'done deal' if Marcelo Bielsa wasn't sacked - pundit
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It would be a “done deal” for Tyler Roberts to leave Leeds United in the summer if Marcelo Bielsa was still in charge, according to Paul Robinson.
Roberts, 23, has really struggled this season for the Whites but still managed to play in all but four Premier League games before Bielsa was sacked.
The Wales international has since suffered a season-ending injury and has only played 14 minutes’ worth of football for Jesse Marsch.
Robinson is sure that if Bielsa was in charge, the decision would already have been made for Roberts to go this summer.
However, due to the doubt about Marsch’s stance on the ex-West Brom attacker, Robinson isn’t 100 per cent sure what the future holds for him.
“Roberts could be a part of the rotation under the new manager,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.
“He’s obviously not had a lot of game-time because of his injury so Marsch hasn’t really seen him play. He’s been unlucky with that.
“If it was still Bielsa’s regime, I don’t think we’d be having the conversation and it would be a done deal that he’d be leaving.
“He’s been poor this season, he’s struggled to find his form and he wasn’t part of the plans at all [under Bielsa].
“But with the new manager, you don’t know what he’s thinking and what his opinions on players are.
“Roberts could make space in the squad for improvements to come in.”
Roberts has played 26 times in all competitions for Leeds this season, scoring one goal.
Since arriving at Elland Road in January 2018, the Welsh striker struggled to hit a good run of form, has had to make do with being a regular substitute and also had injury concerns.
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