Former Leeds United defender Danny Mills believes that Tyler Roberts will leave the Whites on loan in January.
Even though the Welsh international has featured in six Premier League games this season, mainly as a sub, he will find it tough to get near the XI once everyone is fit. The likes of Pablo Hernandez and Rodrigo will be ahead of him in the pecking order and minutes could be hard to come by.
Therefore, speaking to Football Insider, Mills tipped Roberts to secure a temporary switch away.
“A young player like that needs a run of games. You do start to wonder, coming towards the transfer window, that isn’t too far away, that he might go out on loan and he’s more than likely to play week in, week out.
“It makes you more physically and mentally more robust as a player to live up to those challenges.”
Interest in the former West Brom man is sure to be high if he becomes available, with the Times previously reporting that Derby County had tried to do a deal for Roberts back in September.
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Roberts has had a tough start to the season but it’s important to remember that he is still only 21-years-old and will still be improving in the years to come.
So, you can totally understand where Mills is coming from and a loan to the Championship to play each week would surely help his development.
Leeds may need to get one more attacking player in before they let him go but Roberts is sure to attract interest and Derby could come back for the attacker as they need reinforcements in the final third.
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