Leeds United will make up their minds on the loan plan for midfielder Robbie Gotts by the end of this week, Football Insider can reveal.
This site revealed yesterday that Huddersfield Town, Swindon Town and Doncaster Rovers are the three clubs vying to land the 20-year-old for the rest of this season.
It had been expected that Gotts would sign for their Yorkshire rivals last month and link up with ex-Leeds Under 23s boss Carlos Corberan, who now manages Huddersfield.
But United failed to green light the deal and fresh interest from elsewhere means a decision has yet to be made.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider that Marcelo Bielsa and his staff will decide by Sunday night whether to let Gotts leave for the season.
Central to the decision will be what is best for the development of the youngster.
He would be expected to get more playing time at League One pair Swindon and Doncaster, although Huddersfield may be more in keeping with the playing style of Leeds.
The Terriers would appear a natural destination as Spaniard Corberan quit Elland Road earlier in the summer to take over at the John Smith’s Stadium following the sacking of Danny Cowley.
Talks have been held with all three clubs.
Gotts is predominantly a central midfielder but can also play at full-back, including right-back.
He has made three senior appearances for Leeds, two of which came last season and the third in last month’s EFL Cup defeat to Hull.
Gotts came off the bench after 78 minutes of normal playing time, when he replaced Mateusz Bogusz as Bielsa fielded a team of fringe and youthful players.