Fabrizio Romano has reported that Sam Allardyce will keep Joel Robles in goal for the remaining three Premier League matches after the Spaniard did well against Manchester City – but his future at the club remains in doubt.
Robles, 32, clocked up only his third appearance for Leeds on Saturday as Allardyce decided to bring him into the XI against Manchester City. Robles impressed, and he might have even got a touch on Ilkay Gundogan’s spot kick.
Certainly, he made a number of saves throughout – denying Erling Haaland on 17 minutes when through on goal. It was a solid display from the ex-Everton goalkeeper and Romano has a bit of news on Robles – and his Leeds future.
He reports that the former Wigan stopper will remain between the sticks for the remaining three Premier League games – against Newcastle, West Ham and Tottenham. He also says there is interest from Robles from two clubs.
Romano: Allardyce will keep Robles in goal but Leeds future in doubt
It does not come as much of a surprise to hear that Robles will remain in goal for the last three games, certainly, after his Premier League debut for Leeds on Saturday. But, his future is one of interest with clubs now interested.
Certainly, if Robles is not going to earn a new Leeds deal, then his display against Pep Guardiola’s side will have caught the eye of clubs. Romano says more than two teams in Europe are being kept informed about Robles.
But why would we let him go? Robles boasts experience and is clearly happy being the club’s back-up goalkeeper. He is a leader, posting a message on social media to fans to stick with Leeds recently. He is one to keep, surely.