Tyler Roberts must leave Leeds United if he harbours any ambitions of playing regular first-team football.
That is according to former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the 22-year-old started back-to-back games for the first time since October.
Roberts is into the last 18 months of his deal and was the subject of transfer interest from several Championship sides in January, as revealed by Football Insider.
Speaking on his podcast, The Athletic’s Leeds United expert Phil Hay predicts that the Welshman will stay at the club if Marcelo Bielsa signs a new contract in the summer.
But Campbell urges the striker-cum-attacking-midfielder to seek a move if he has any hopes of playing consistent first-team football.
He told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs: “I’d like to think if they were going to keep him then they’d have already done the business.
“Once a player gets into the final year of his contract, you’re skating on thin ice because the player doesn’t need to do anything to get a move.
“Roberts hasn’t really started a lot of games. I’m sure there will be teams who are coveting his signature to try and give him game-time.
“At the end of the day, it’s all very well being a squad player but if you’ve got ambitions of starting you’ve got to go somewhere to play football.”
Roberts played the full 90 minutes as Leeds were defeated 1-0 by Wolves on Friday.
He followed that up with another start in the 3-0 win over Southampton in which he set up Patrick Bamford’s opening goal before being substituted on 75 minutes.