Derby County are not interested in signing Leeds United forward Tyler Roberts, according to the Derby Telegraph.
The Wales international had been linked with a potential move to Pride Park by a recent report from The Times.
It is understood that the Rams are in the market for a versatile attacking player who can bolster their forward line ahead of the new Championship season starting later this month.
Kamil Jozwiak of Polish outfit Lech Poznan, Newcastle United’s Jacob Murphy, and Ronan Curtis of Portsmouth are also mentioned by the Telegraph’s update on the club’s pursuit of such a talent, but the report makes it clear that Roberts is not a player who the Championship side are considering.
The 21-year-old made 23 league appearances for the Whites last term, scoring four goals in the process.
This is a relief.
Roberts may not always be a nailed on starter for the Whites, but he is young, bright, and it’s clear that he has bucketloads of potential.
More to the point, Marcelo Bielsa has spoken openly about his admiration for the player’s attacking qualities.
We all know how stubborn the boss is, and how determined he is to sculpt this Leeds side into a team bearing his image.
Of course, he has already done that, but the point is that he isn’t going to let players leave if he feels that they are helping him to achieve his vision.
Roberts will more than likely have a slightly more reserved role next season following the arrival of Rodrigo, but the lad still has a big future ahead of him.
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