Some Leeds United supporters have taken to Twitter to comment on the speculation regarding Derby County’s interest in signed attacker Tyler Roberts this month.
The Rams are on the lookout for a new striker.
Wayne Rooney has done a decent job since taking over as interim manager. However, scoring goals is still a major issue as Derby remain in the Championship’s bottom three.
According to The Times in the summer, Derby were keen on a deal for Roberts.
And now Phil Hay, the Leeds United correspondent for The Athletic, has claimed the Rams are in for Roberts again, presumably on loan. Here are how some Leeds fans responded.
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Roberts is versatile. He can play as an attack-minded midfielder or as a centre-forward.
He told the BBC back in September how he sees himself as a future number nine. However, that spot has been largely occupied at Elland Road by Patrick Bamford.
The Wales international has started just two Premier League games for Leeds this season while he has only featured for a combined 64 minutes since early October.
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has other options, and the Argentine may look to bring in one or two more during the January transfer window to preserve the Whites’ top-flight status.
Roberts, 21, needs game-time to improve and a loan to the Championship makes sense.
Derby and Leeds have a long history with the 2018-19 playoff encounter a feisty affair. But rivalry aside, surely a loan move to Pride Park would benefit all parties involved.