Lincoln City are the latest club to be linked with a move for Leeds United midfielder Robbie Gotts, as reported by Alan Nixon.
The 20-year-old’s destination has been one of the transfer sagas of the summer, with Sunderland land Hull City both also in the hunt recently, according to The Northern Echo. He has also been a target for Swindon Town and Huddersfield Town but is now heavily linked with The Imps, or Lee Bowyer’s Charlton Athletic.
Journalist Alan Nixon had suggested that Hull were front-runners in the hunt, for Gotts, who has featured in 39 matchday squads for the Whites since December 2018 but has played just twice for his first-team. It is believed Leeds would like him to add to his senior experience though and are looking to send him to a club that will guarantee playing time, making League One more attractive than the Championship.
Gotts is a versatile young player who can operate across the midfield, or as a wingback, making him a good fit for Lincoln’s philosophy of having players who can operate in a number of positions.
The Imps are currently second in League One with 12 points, one behind table-toppers Ipswich Town. They were beaten for the first time in the league yesterday, going down 2-1 to Bristol Rovers at the LNER Stadium.
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I do wonder sometimes if Nixon is just throwing as many names out there as he can, before tweeting ‘aye’ when one of them finally signs. Much of Lincoln’s transfer business looks complete, with manager Michael Appleton suggesting as much before bringing in Jamie Soule from West Brom last week.
However, with a relatively young squad and a lack of dedicated wing-back cover, wide player Harry Anderson has been forced to play right-back of late. perhaps, that’s where the Leeds man will fit into the vibrant and exciting young Lincoln City side.