Former Leeds United u23 manager Carlos Corberan is interested in bringing two of Leeds’ youngsters to Huddersfield Town and one of them is close to completion according to a report from Alan Nixon.
The Terriers are apparently close to completing the loan signing of Robbie Gotts on loan. This would be an excellent move for Gotts, who needs first team football having been on the fringe of the Leeds squad for all of last season.
Huddersfield. Active. Want Struijk from Leeds on loan. Close to Gotts loan too. Fancy Lindsay at Stoke as do Sheff Wed and Blackburn. Loans look most likely there.— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) August 23, 2020
Gotts made his debut in the FA Cup trip to Arsenal, but his only other appearance was six minutes as a substitute at Cardiff City. He was very impressive for the u23 side and won the club’s Academy Player of the Year, a season playing every week in the Championship would be great for his development.
The other player being linked is Pascal Struijk. I am willing to believe Huddersfield would be interested, but with Leeds current lack of squad depth he is too close to the first team to be sent out on loan. The former Netherlands u17 international came into the side at the end of the season in the “Kalvin Phillips role” and was very impressive.
Cooper— ⓓⓔⓐⓝ (@deancore) August 23, 2020
that’s our centre half options right now without playing Kalvin and Ayling there. Madness. What a club. hahaha
Before that run of games Struijk was best known as a centre-back, because of Gaetano Berardi’s ACL injury and Ben White’s (hopefully temporary) return to Brighton and Hove Albion, Leeds have only Liam Cooper as a fit recognised centre-back. Luke Ayling could deputise, but after that Leeds only have Struijk, Leif Davis, Oliver Casey, and Charlie Cresswell. Struijk will be needed by Marcelo Bielsa unless 2 or 3 players are brought in.
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