Tyler Roberts left Leeds United on loan after ‘mutual agreement’
Tyler Roberts admits he left Leeds United after having a “mutual agreement” with Jesse Marsch in the summer transfer window.
The 23-year-old joined Championship side Queens Park Rangers on a season-long loan with an option to buy [BBC].
Roberts, while speaking to West London Sport, stated that he was never pushed out of Elland Road and he left the Whites to go and get some game time.
“I had been injured as soon as the new manager [Jesse Marsch] came in,” he said. “So he hadn’t really seen me play.
“Throughout the summer, with the way we ended last season, they were always going to get in new players and then give the manager his own transfer window.
“I was just one of the fringe players. I wasn’t pushed out. It was a mutual agreement to go and get my games and prove to people I can stay fit and score goals.”
There is often a case in football that a player and a club are just a mismatch and there is hardly anything that can be done about it.
It is not necessary that in such stories, one party is wrong or the other is right as it is very hard to always predict the outcome of every move in club football.
Roberts story with Leeds is a similar one where things just never went ahead as was expected when he arrived from West Brom under-21s in 2018 in a deal worth £2.5 million.
During his stay at Elland Road, the Wales international scored nine times and provided 10 assists in 108 matches across all competitions [Transfermarkt].
Those numbers were never going to be enough to have the trust of the club’s hierarchy which is why it was better for Roberts to leave and resurrect his career. A move to QPR is a brilliant opportunity for a player, who despite playing so much, is still only 23-year-old and it is now up to him to become the best version of himself.