Robbie Gotts is expected to leave Leeds United this summer either permanently or on loan.
Leeds’ promotion to the Premier League opened the door for Gotts to leave the club on loan last season, with the youngster linking up with Lincoln City and then Salford City.
The expectancy, again, is that Leeds will give Gotts the green-light to move on ahead of 2021/22, either permanently or on loan.
A report from Leeds Live has looked at those players that haven’t been involved in pre-season.
Gotts is amongst them and the article claims that the midfielder is expected to seal some sort of departure this summer, either permanently or on loan.
Despite Marcelo Bielsa rating Gotts highly, he’s featured just three times for Leeds’ first-team across the last couple of seasons.
The 21-year-old, though, made 35 appearances for Lincoln and Salford last season. He scored four goals (three of which came in League Two for Salford), featuring at right-back and in midfield.
It’s tough for Leeds at the moment. They’ve got a host of young players on the books that are talented, but they can’t promise them the development they need at Elland Road.
Gotts falls into that category. He needs to be playing football regularly and that’s not going to happen at Elland Road, particularly after a stop-start 2020/21 campaign.
Leeds are also having to consider whether or not they sell Gotts. It’s up for debate whether or not a consistent stream of loans are good for young players, and there’s certainly a number of examples of why the club should cut Gotts free on a permanent deal.
It would give him the opportunity to really settle down and make begin forging a career for himself in the EFL.