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Paul Robinson has said that Louie Sibley is a “really good player” after Leeds director of football Victor Orta confirmed the club was looking at the Derby youngster.
Robinson also claimed that Bielsa could mould the 19-year-old into a top player, as he did with Jack Harrison.
Football Insider, who broke the news of the Leeds interest initially, has said it will take £10m to prise the young attacker away from Derby.
However, Robinson doesn’t believe that Leeds will sign him in this window and thinks Marcelo Bielsa is happy with his business.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “Louie Sibley is a really good player and the type that Bielsa would be able to mould into what he wants, similar to Jack Harrison, the way he’s developed and flourished.
“Leeds have been linked with a lot of players this summer, though, and the spending has to stop somewhere.
“From the outside looking in, I think the manager is very happy with the business he’s done.
“I think unless there’s a really outstanding player that becomes available I think that’s probably it for this window.
“I think Leeds have done their business unless they bring in a goalkeeper to bolster the ranks.”
Leeds fans are still holding out hope on another signing, with Leeds able to complete domestic deals until 5pm on Friday.
Leeds have already spent close to £100m, bringing in big-money internationals such as Robin Koch, Diego Llorente and Rodrigo.
Even if Sibley doesn’t join, the fans will be very happy at how this window has turned out.
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