Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has revealed that if a good opportunity presents itself he will be happy to let midfielder Robbie Gotts – a reported target of Huddersfield Town and Hull City – go out on loan this summer.
The 20-year-old was handed his senior debut by Bielsa last season and was used as a substitute in the Carabao Cup defeat to Hull earlier this term.
Both Huddersfield and the Tigers have been touted with an interest in the Leeds academy product but with the transfer window set to shut next month, he remains a Whites player.
Speaking ahead of Leeds’ clash with Sheffield United, Bielsa was pressed on the situation concerning Gotts and revealed he would be open to letting the midfielder leave.
He said (via Yorkshire Evening Post): “If a good opportunity presents itself for Gotts to go out on loan we will help to make this happen,” said Bielsa.
“If he stays with us he will be in contention here, we think he’s a very valuable player for us. It’s very difficult to affirm what I’ve just said as he’s had very few minutes in the first team. But it is true that I have a big respect for Gotts’ footballing abilities.”
In a bit of a change to recent years, Leeds have been open to sending their up-and-coming players out on loan this summer.
Among those are Jordan Stevens, who has joined Swindon Town, and Ryan Edmondson, who is on loan at Aberdeen.
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This looks a boost for the clubs chasing Gotts as it appears Bielsa is willing to send him out on loan, as long as he feels it is the right move.
The 20-year-old looks a bright prospect and would be a solid addition for an EFL club, particularly Huddersfield who installed Leeds U23s coach Carlos Corberan as their new boss.
The Championship club will surely hope that the Spaniard’s links to the Whites will help them secure a deal.