Swindon Town coach Tommy Wright has confirmed his interest in signing Leeds United midfielder Robbie Gotts on loan.
Gotts, 20, featured regularly in Marcelo Bielsa’s matchday squads last season but was an unused substitute 20 times in the Championship and only managed to make one, six-minute long appearance in the second-tier.
Speaking in December, Bielsa admitted he felt guilty about the lack of game-time that Gotts had in the Championship and hinted that the young midfielder could do with a loan spell away from Elland Road [Yorkshire Evening Post].
Swindon have now set their sights on Gotts, as confirmed by Robins coach Wright, who played for Leeds in the 1980s.
Jordan Stevens is already on loan at the County Ground and Mateusz Bogusz was linked with a loan move there before joining Spanis side Logrones.
Gotts could now be the second Leeds player to head there, based on Wright’s comments.
“I’ve watched Robbie quite a lot for Leeds – I know Leeds well having been there as a player,” said Wright, as quoted by the Swindon Advertiser.
“He’s a good young player. You can see me smiling as I say that. I’m not saying it’s definite, but there is a bit of interest there from our point of view.
“But I think there is quite a bit of interest from plenty of other clubs too in Robbie.”
It says a lot about Gotts that he has a number of EFL clubs interested in signing him on loan from Leeds.
Earlier this week, the Northern Echo reported that Sunderland were in talks to sign the 20-year-old while Hull City and Huddersfield Town have also shown an interest.
We have no doubts that Gotts will shine in League One if Swindon sign him on loan from Leeds before the domestic transfer window closes next Friday.
Bielsa doesn’t just call up any young player to his senior squad and Gotts’ continual inclusion last season says a lot.
In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has shared Bielsa’s stance on Rodrigo De Paul.