Charlton Athletic have become the latest side to register an interest in Robbie Gotts, with The Sun on Sunday (11/10; page 61) reporting that Lee Bowyer is keen to take the Leeds United youngster on loan.
It would be little surprise to see the 20-year-old leave Elland Road before the transfer window closes.
He has been involved in the first-team plans throughout Marcelo Bielsa’s tenure. However, he has only managed to make three appearances for the senior side.
There are a host of clubs interested in Gotts. According to The Northern Echo, Sunderland, Swindon Town, Hull City, and Huddersfield Town are monitoring the youngster.
And The Sun on Sunday (11/10; page 61) has now claimed that the Addicks have joined the race. It is noted that Swindon have dithered in their bid to sign Gotts.
TBR View: Bowyer could be Gotts’s perfect mentor
Bowyer certainly appears to have a clear advantage over some of the other clubs involved in the race to sign Gotts.
Of course, there are connections elsewhere. Huddersfield boss Carlos Corberan knows Gotts incredibly well from his time in charge of Leeds’s under-23s.
But Bowyer knows exactly what it takes for a youngster to make the grade at Elland Road, having arrived as a teenager 24 years ago.
He could therefore, be an excellent mentor for Gotts. So perhaps it should not be a surprise if the versatile midfielder ends up heading to The Valley before Friday’s deadline.