By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

24th May, 2023 | 6:10pm

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Paul Robinson has predicted Sunderland to try and sign Joe Gelhardt as questions emerge over his Leeds United future.

The 21-year-old spent the second half of the 2022/23 season on loan at the Stadium of Light and helped Tony Mowbray’s side reach the playoffs.

Robinson believes Leeds’ current options up front could see the youngster loaned out once again next season.

“I think both clubs will probably try [Sunderland for Gelhardt and Luton for Drameh],” Robinson exclusively told MOT Leeds News.

“Gelhardt is coming up against Bamford, Rodrigo and Rutter, who has hardly played. You question what’s going to happen.

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“I think Gelhardt’s next move is very dependent on the players who are in the current squad. If Leeds are in the Championship, he’s proved he can do it at that level.

“He’s a good young player who has a part to play at Leeds United. If Leeds stay up, a further loan could be an option for another year of development.”

The 21-year-old enjoyed a promising loan spell in the North East, amassing three goals and three assists during the second half of the season.

At present, it remains unlcear what Leeds’ next move will be. The Whites are set to face Tottenham on Sunday in their final Premier League match of the 2022/23 season.

In other Leeds United news, Andrea Radrizzani has met a mayor as he aims to step up his exit route from Elland Road.