Paul Robinson expects Robbie Gotts to quit Leeds United this summer
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Paul Robinson expects to see Robbie Gotts call it a day at Leeds United and leave Elland Road permanently before the end of the month.
According to LeedsLive, the 22-year-old midfielder is among a number of players who are training away from the main group at Thorp Arch with question marks surrounding his future.
LeedsLive journalist Beren Cross has also reported in the last week that Gotts is “expected to depart Elland Road in this transfer window either on loan or permanently”.
Ex-Leeds goalkeeper Robinson claims Gotts is likely to have spoken to Marcelo Bielsa about his future in West Yorkshire and may decide to leave on a permanent basis.
Speaking to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said: “At his age, if you’re not around the first team regularly, it’s time to move on.
“He will obviously have had discussions with the manager and knows where his future is. If the manager says to him, ‘look, you’re going to go out on loan again, we haven’t got any plans for you’, it’s time to move on.
“A lot of young players go on loan to different places – look at Harry Kane. Some players like it and some players don’t and want stability at a club.
“If that’s where he’s at then you have to let the player do that.”
Gotts has made just three first-team appearances in his time at Leeds United but the young midfielder is someone who Bielsa took a fancy to in the Championship.
The versatile midfielder made 33 of Bielsa’s matchday squads in the second-tier before he played for Lincoln and Salford on loan in League One and League Two respectively last season.
He played just seven times in League One for Lincoln, mainly as a right-back, before joining Salford in the winter and playing 22 times and scoring three goals in the fourth-tier for them.
It is clear to see why Bielsa liked Gotts because he can play as a central midfielder, out wide, as a right-back and even as a striker [transfermarkt].
Unfortunately, he just doesn’t have the quality needed at Leeds anymore now they are a Premier League club.
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