'Guardiola will be happy' – Exclusive: Pundit reacts to Leeds transfer news as 20y/o set to exit
Noel Whelan has suggested Leeds United may make more signings from Manchester City this summer as Robbie Gotts is linked with a move to Huddersfield.
The former Whites and Coventry striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that Marcelo Bielsa’s relationship with Pep Guardiola and Carlos Corberan make transfers between the clubs likely.
The Sun on Sunday (26/7; page 63) has claimed that Huddersfield are eyeing up a loan move for Leeds midfielder Gotts, 20.
Huddersfield Town appointed Carlos Corberan as their new manager last week.
The 37-year-old spent the past three years at Elland Road as the club’s under-23s, where he coached Gotts, as well as being on Marcelo Bielsa’s staff.
When asked by Football Insider if he expected Gotts to be the first of many transfers between the two clubs, Whelan said: “It is the next step for Gotts.
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“Corberan knows what sort of player he is getting. He would be a good fit. He would be working with a manager that he has been with for the past few years. They will have a good relationship straight away.
“Corberan will have gone in there with the same blueprint of Bielsa at Leeds.
“When you have a good relationship between two managers you tend to see transfers. We have seen it with Pep Guardiola and Marcelo Bielsa. I am sure there will be many other players that Guardiola will be happy to loan out to Leeds United.
Leeds have benefited from the arrivals of Jack Harrison and Ian Poveda since Bielsa arrived at Elland Road.
Harrison starred for the Championship winners this year, his 46 appearances yielded six goals and eight assists.
In other Leeds United news, Danny Mills names three Bournemouth players Whites “definitely” plotting moves to sign.
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