Tyler Roberts is expected to leave Leeds United on a season-long loan to the Championship, although that could become permanent in the event of said club winning promotion.
Leeds are reshaping their attacking unit under Jesse Marsch ahead of the 2022/23 campaign, which has freed up the likes of Roberts.
There are interested parties in the Championship, as the Welsh international prepares for a move away from Elland Road.
As per a report from the Yorkshire Evening Post, Roberts is attracting the interest of both Hull City and QPR, with the latter leading the race to sign the 23-year-old.
It’s explained within the article that the agreement for Roberts should be reached within the coming week.
The terms of the deal will be a season-long loan, although they may include a permanent option in the event of a promotion to the Premier League.
Roberts has made 108 appearances for Leeds, scoring nine goals and registering seven assists. Last season in the Premier League, he scored only once and added a single assist, before rupturing his hamstring in Leeds’ 1-0 defeat to Leicester – Marsch’s first fixture in-charge.
Are Leeds right to move Roberts on?
When you consider that Roberts has Patrick Bamford, Joe Gelhardt, Sam Greenwood, Rodrigo and now Brenden Aaronson all ahead of him in the pecking order, it makes sense he’s heading out.
There’s also going to be two attacking players brought to the club, so we are led to believe, which would only push Roberts further down the pecking order.
Right now, a loan deal is what’s going to be affordable for Championship clubs, as Roberts could actually command a decent £5-7m fee.
However, long-term you’ve got to feel that his future lies away from Elland Road, so the fact Leeds are open to an eventual permanent move is sensible.