June 25, 2024

Connor Roberts of Burnley is scheduled to leave Leeds United at the end of the 2023-24 season, according to reports.
The 28-year-old is on loan at Elland Road for the second half of the season, having signed a temporary deal with the Whites during the January transfer window.

This happened after Roberts had a rough period at Burnley in the first half of the season, losing his position in the starting lineup to Brazilian Vitinho.

The Wales international started just eight Premier League games for Vincent Kompany’s struggling side, totaling 819 minutes in 14 outings.

Since joining Daniel Farke’s Whites from the Clarets, Roberts has appeared in eight Championship games, scoring once and assisting once.

According to journalist Graeme Bailey of Leeds United News, the right-back is unlikely to stay at Elland Road for the 2024-25 season.

According to the article, the loan deal between the top-flight Clarets and the second-tier Whites does not include the option to acquire Roberts.

 

Connor Roberts: Leeds United sign Burnley defender on loan until end of  season - BBC Sport

 

Despite enjoying his time in Yorkshire, the Welshman has only made one start in the Championship, a 1-0 win over Stoke City on March 5.

Roberts has been replaced by 18-year-old Archie Gray, who has secured a slot on the right side of the backline despite his natural position as a midfielder.

Farke’s side has struggled for depth at right-back this season, with the Premier League chasers terminating Djed Spence’s loan deal from Tottenham Hotspur at the start of 2024.

Such concerns have not prevented Leeds from having a profitable season thus far, with the Yorkshire side presently leading the second-tier standings, ahead of Leicester City on goal difference.

Leeds do have a right-back on loan at Serie A giants Roma, Rasmus Kristensen, whose Elland Road future is in serious doubt after he pushed for a move away following the Whites’ relegation in May.

Following the first international break of the year, during which Roberts and Wales hope to qualify for Euro 2024, Leeds will face Watford on Good Friday.

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