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It would be a ‘done deal’ for Tyler Roberts to leave Leeds United this summer if Marcelo Bielsa was still in charge, according to Paul Robinson.
Roberts, 23, has really struggled this season for the Whites but still managed to play in all but four Premier League games before Bielsa was sacked.
The Wales international has since suffered a season-ending injury and played just 14 minutes of football for Jesse Marsch.
Robinson is sure that if Bielsa was in charge, the decision would have already been made for Roberts to leave this summer.
However, due to doubt over Marsch’s stance on the former West Brom striker, Robinson isn’t 100 per cent sure what the future holds.
“Roberts could be part of the rotation under the new managersaid Robinson. WORD Leeds News.
“He obviously didn’t get much playing time due to his injury, so Marsch didn’t really see him play. He had no luck with that.
“If it was Bielsa’s regime again, I don’t think we would have the conversation and it would be a fait accompli that he would leave.
“He’s been poor this season, he’s struggled to find his form and he wasn’t part of the plans at all [under Bielsa].
“But with the new manager, you don’t know what he thinks and what his opinions on the players are.
“Roberts could make room in the team for future upgrades.
Roberts played 26 times in all competitions for Leeds this season, scoring one goal.
Since joining Elland Road in January 2018, the Welsh striker has struggled to achieve good form, had to settle for being a regular substitute and has also struggled with injuries.
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