By Sam Stone

5th Jul, 2022 | 7:10pm

Leeds United forward Tyler Roberts subject to interest from Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United

Sheffield United have joined QPR and Hull City in enquiring about Leeds United forward Tyler Roberts, according to the Sunday Mirror’s Darren Witcoop.

The Daily Mail reported on 2 July that Championship trio Hull City, QPR and Birmingham were all interested in the 23-year-old, who has been given the green light to depart Elland Road.

It has since been reported by Witcoop via his personal Twitter account (5 July), that Leeds’ Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United have also enquired about taking the Wales international on loan for the season.

Time to move on

Despite only signing a contract extension in June 2021, it does make sense for the 23-year-old to depart Elland Road this summer.

His contract is up in the summer of 2024, so any loan move is likely to result in a permanent exit for the Wales international.

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Roberts’ finishing ability and lack of end product has severely let him down in recent years.

Two goals and three assists over the course of two years is simply not good enough to warrant first-team opportunities at Elland Road.

With Jesse Marsch looking to revamp his squad this summer, he will need to move fringe players out of first-team proceedings.

A move away for Roberts will give him the chance to reignite his career and at 23, there is every chance that he will be able to do so.

He still has plenty of time to establish himself as a Premier League player, it just feels it won’t be with Leeds United.

In other Leeds United news, the club have now opened talks with an ‘Incredible’ title-winning central midfielder to replace Kalvin Phillips.