Leeds set to release Robbie Gotts next season

Having made his FA Cup first-team debut against Arsenal in early 2020, it’s fair to say that Robbie Gotts has fallen out of the spotlight since then for Leeds United.

The 21-year-old appeared to be one of the real bright prospects across the club academy sides, Marcelo Bielsa himself previously delighted with the midfielder, saying: “He’s number eight. A midfielder, not defensive, a number eight. I have never seen a player with such a dynamic. A player with skills. “

After a less-than-stellar loan spell at Lincoln City earlier this season, Gotts moved to Salford in the January transfer window – a division of a division below Imps, but most importantly a team where he regularly gets football. in the first team.

Should we give Robbie Gotts a chance next season?




Having played just 370 minutes of football for Lincoln in the league, he has already managed more than double that amount with Salford in League Two, despite being there less than two months – he has also shown his developing offensive instinct. , scoring two goals. and one assist in 12 games.

And it’s fair to say he’s already made a very good impression with those involved at Salford, with manager Richie Wellens telling The Evening Express: “On the press he’s excellent, a typical (Marcelo) Bielsa player . His pass is good, he scored two of three for us and could have had more. He is a very good contagious boy that the group took away immediately.

“We’re going to improve it for free, which is why Leeds loaned it to us. We think he has a real chance to see it through.

Speaking to The Athletic, Gotts himself revealed why he made the decision to go on loan last summer, saying: “There were other players ahead of me so it made sense to get out there. ‘last summer. Everyone’s path is different, even with the best players. You have to make your own trip. The way I see it is to push myself as hard as I can at Salford, go back to Leeds for the preseason and see what happens.

Given injury issues and the lack of real strength deep in central midfield, Gotts, 21, is surely someone Bielsa needs to unleash in the Premier League next season when he returns from his loan spell.

Meanwhile, Bielsa is expected to urge Leeds to move for this Premier League beast …

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