Leeds Super Fans want Whites to get rid of Tyler Roberts
This is part of a regular series from our panel of Leeds United Super Fans. Each week, Super Fans from our Leeds Insider Facebook page will deliver their verdicts on the biggest talking points and news stories around Elland Road.
Leeds United Super Fans think the club should get rid of Tyler Roberts amid the news that the midfielder has rejected a contract offer [Football Insider].
The development follows just days after a report from the Daily Mail claimed Newcastle are monitoring the Welshman.
It seems the Whites have changed their stance on Roberts, as The Athletic’s Phil Hay mentioned earlier this year he could be moved on in the summer.
That has irritated a lot of Leeds Super Fans, who are keen for the club to get rid of the 22-year-old.
Some feel he lacks the quality to be in this Leeds side, suggesting the club needs better if they are to improve on their current standing.
Here are some of the thoughts of our Super Fans on the contract news.
Roberts had his chance in the team recently but it is fair to say he did not make the most of his opportunity.
And since Rodrigo has scored three times in two games, it is perhaps time to start questioning Roberts’ role in the squad.
If Victor Orta is keen to strengthen midfield with a summer addition we feel it may be time to move Roberts on, at least on a temporary basis.
However, the offer of a new contract shows he is valued by the club and Marcelo Bielsa has been complimentary towards him in recent weeks, so we doubt the Super Fans above will get their wish.
Despite that, Roberts needs to improve soon, at least in terms of his goals and assists output, with only two assists in 25 league games this term.
We are a team chasing European qualification and if Roberts does not contribute then we will soon need to sign a midfielder of higher quality, perhaps Rodrigo De Paul.
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