Leeds United forward Tyler Roberts is on the radar of Derby County this summer, according to a report from The Times.
Roberts has enjoyed a mixed time at Elland Road. The Wales international has struggled with injury at times, and not quite managed to hold down a regular spot in Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
There have however, been flashes of brilliance from the youngster. So it may surprise some that the 21-year-old is being linked with a move away.
The Times has suggested that the Rams are monitoring Roberts as Phillip Cocu looks to build on his first season at Pride Park.
The report does not note whether Derby are eyeing a permanent move or a loan deal. But it would surely be a huge surprise if Leeds showed any interest in selling Roberts.
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Roberts – who cost Leeds £4 million in 2018, according to the Daily Mail – only managed to make 12 league starts last season.
And with Leeds adding Rodrigo Moreno to their ranks, it does appear that the former West Bromwich Albion starlet may face a tougher task trying to get into the team in their first year back in the Premier League.
A loan move therefore, may make some sense. In the long run, it may actually be better for Roberts to leave temporarily if he is going to struggle for game-time.
But Roberts certainly has the quality to make an impact at the highest level. So it is surely not going to be an easy decision for Leeds should they receive offers for the forward this summer.