Robbie Gotts has been somewhat unlucky at Leeds United since the arrival of Marcelo Bielsa – an opinion shared by the Argentine manager himself, who showed sympathy towards the young midfielder in a press conference last term.
But Gotts now has interest in his services, according to the Northern Echo. The report states that Championship side Huddersfield Town and League One trio Hull City, Swindon Town and Sunderland are all interested.
So, where should Gotts go?
4. Swindon Town
Perhaps slightly harsh that Swindon would be the worst move for Gotts of them all – because a move to the Robins would still greatly benefit the midfielder. Indeed, Jordan Stevens scored on his debut for the club last month.
Playing alongside Stevens could really help. But Swindon have only just gained promotion back into the third tier of English football, and compared to the other clubs – he may struggle to be given the time and possession to shine.
There is little between the other three clubs. Sunderland are an enormous outfit and will be one of the contenders for promotion from League One. But the issue last season was a lack of goals and creativity, and that looks to have carried on.
Just four goals in four games is hidden behind their fourth-placed position and unbeaten start. Sunderland are a huge club and it would see Gotts undergo a massive learning curve, but a move to Hull City would be better.
2. Hull City
Hull have shown more intent than Sunderland this season, winning all four League One outings and sitting in second place. Gotts – who only has three senior Leeds outings to his name – came on against Hull in the Carabao Cup, earlier this season.
The reason Hull is a better move than Sunderland is because Gotts will instantly fit in. That is not just because of the style of play, but because he will know Mallik Wilks and Lewie Coyle – with whom he played in the reserves and youth sides.
1. Huddersfield Town
But without doubt, the best move is to rejoin Carlos Corberan at Huddersfield Town. Yes, the Terriers are in the Championship and the question mark would have been – would Gotts start in a strong outfit like Huddersfield.
However, Corberan is in charge. The Spaniard knows Gotts better than any other manager, given the duo combined for Leeds Under-23’s. He might not start straight away, but he would get plenty of game time under Corberan. A no-brainer.