Doncaster Rovers will not be pursuing a loan deal for Leeds United midfielder Robbie Gotts before the transfer window closes on Friday, a report from The Doncaster Free Press has revealed.
Several Football League clubs have been linked with temporary moves for 20-year-old this summer, and it had been reported recently that Doncaster have joined the race for the midfielder.
However, it now appears as though that will not be the case going forward towards Friday’s 5pm transfer deadline.
According to this latest update, Doncaster did look into the possibility of a move Gotts to the Keepmoat Stadium for the coming campaign, although a deal has been deemed not possible to complete.
It is thought that the financial demands of bringing Gotts into Darren Moore’s side were too much for the League One club, meaning that while the midfielder may be on the move in the next few days, it will not be to Doncaster.
Despite that, Donny are still said to be keen to bring in a midfielder before the window closes, with a loan deal still thought to be the most likely avenue explored.
This will no doubt be frustrating for Doncaster.
Gotts is a hugely promising player who does seem to be available, so could have been perfect for the midfield role they are seemingly looking to fill in the next few days.
That being said, it is good to see that the club will not attempt to live beyond their means with deals such as this, at a time when finances are in such a precarious position for clubs up and down the country.