By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

27th Sep, 2022 | 8:35am

We’re delighted to welcome former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson as our exclusive columnist as each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds United…

Paul Robinson wants Leeds United to build a squad around Luis Sinisterra and Jack Harrison – if they can hold onto the latter.

Sinisterra, 23, has been in red-hot form since his arrival at Leeds, scoring three goals in his last four matches for the Whites before scoring his first Colombia goal on Sunday in a friendly win over Guatemala.

Harrison, 25, has also enjoyed a good start to the Premier League season and was linked with a move away. According to The Athletic on 22 August, Newcastle tabled two bids for him in the summer with both falling short of Leeds’ valuation.

Robinson wants Leeds to do their best to keep Harrison and ensure that he’s a part of the future at Elland Road, along with Sinisterra.

“It’s very important that they keep Jack,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.

If Leeds want to progress and get better as a team, get better as a club and progress in the Premier League, it’s vitally important to keep players of that quality.

Sinisterra can be of that level but they need more players at that level and they need to build a team around players of that level.

If needs be, they’ll have to let players go and get a replacement.

Those players we’ve bought are key and Sinisterra can be a part of that going forward.”

Most of Leeds’ new signings in the summer have started well.

While the jury is still a bit out on Rasmus Kristensen and maybe Marc Roca, Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson have done well for the Whites.

It remains to be seen how Jesse Marsch’s team will look after the international break though, as there are numerous players, including Luke Ayling, returning from injury.

In other Leeds United news, European newspapers are raving over the “animalistic’” performance of one Whites star on international duty.