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Paul Robinson has said that Leeds should move now to sign 23-year-old centre-back Fikayo Tomori on loan after Frank Lampard confirmed that he could leave in January.
Tomori was left on the bench for the FA Cup game against Morecambe last weekend and only came on late on in the game.
Talking afterwards, Lampard said, “The situation with Fikayo is open about the moment. There is a possibility he could be going on loan to get games somewhere else.”
Leeds have been linked with the centre-back all winter, with the BBC saying Elland Road was his most likely destination.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “Tomori would be brilliant for Leeds, he’d be a great signing.
“He’d be ideal for Leeds. You’d have to be slightly naive to look at Tomori and not think that he would be a good signing for Leeds. Not necessarily as a permanent signing but on loan for the rest of the season.
“Leeds have had loads of injuries in that position already this season and it’s cost us.
“Llorente, Cooper and Koch have all been injured. The three players haven’t been fit at the same time. It would seem really sensible to take a loan signing from now until the end of the season.
“Signing someone like Tomori on loan would be a really sensible thing to do.”
Marcelo Bielsa doesn’t like January moves and they haven’t worked out for Leeds in the past.
However, if Tomori is 100% match fit and ready to go then he could definitely do a job at Leeds and centre-backs don’t need as much tactical coaching.
We think another senior centre-back option would be a good move.
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