By Craig Scott

4th Sep, 2020 | 7:40pm

'I don't want to be disrespectful' - Manager responds when asked about Leeds player link

Huddersfield manager Carlos Corberan has remained tight-lipped on speculation linking him with a move to sign Leeds United midfielder Robbie Gotts on loan.

Sun journalist Alan Nixon reported last month that Huddersfield were “close” to signing the 20-year-old on a temporary basis but things have gone quiet on links between him and a reunion with ex-Leeds Under-23s boss Corberan.

The Huddersfield boss has since been asked about whether Gotts is joining him at the John Smith’s Stadium, as well as Espanyol right-back Pipa.

“I want to have a lot of respect, I don’t want to be disrespectful to another club,” Corberan said, as quoted by YorkshireLive.

“I know both players but I don’t want to talk with players that are part of other clubs.

“I have to be focused about the players we have right now.

“Of course if we have any movement in the market I will be very open to talk with you about the skills these players have.”

We cannot speak for everyone but we don’t think it would be disrespectful of Corberan to talk about a potential deal to sign Gotts on loan.

However, we can understand why he wouldn’t want to discuss things, especially if there’s a hitch that’s involving Leeds or another club.

But it would not surprise us at all to see Corberan use his links to Elland Road to sign someone like Gotts on loan.

Gotts made just two first-team appearances for the Whites last season as they won promotion to the Premier League but he was regularly a part of Marcelo Bielsa’s plans by being named on the substitutes’ bench 21 times by the Argentine.

If he was a nearly-man for title-winning Leeds last term, you would imaging he’d get plenty of game-time for a club that just about avoided relegation to League One.

It’s a great opportunity for Gotts – even if he would be joining a local rival.

In other Leeds United news, a defender has left permanently to join this Midlands club.