Leeds already have better player than Romaine Sawyers

Tyler Roberts before the SkyBet Championship playoff semi final match between Derby County and Leeds United at the Pride Park, Derby on Saturday 11th May 2019.

Leeds United must back Tyler Roberts and NOT sign Romaine Sawyers.

Leeds United's Tyler Roberts celebrates scoring his side's second goal

According to The Daily Record, Leeds United are interested in signing Romaine Sawyers.

The Brentford attacking midfielder has been linked to a number of different sides this summer and the Whites are now seemingly on the radar.

But Leeds fans should hope it's a product of the rumour mill and nothing more because, well, Marcelo Bielsa doesn't need him.

Sawyers, who turns 28 in November, has managed only six goals in his last 127 Championship games, along with 17 assists.


For an attacking midfielder, those stats aren't much to write home about and his arrival would stifle the progress of Tyler Roberts.

Bielsa pulled a masterstroke midway through last season by converting Roberts - a £4 million signing 18 months ago [The Daily Mail] - into a number 10 and United benefited in a big way.

The Wales international, signed as a striker, enjoyed a relatively seamless transition to a slightly deeper role and now the Argentine coach needs to stick with him.

Roberts has shown enormous potential and the 20-year-old - who is injured at the moment - could have a great season on the horizon.

Sawyers is good, but he isn't better than what Leeds already have and given that the West Yorkshire side aren't exactly flush, they need to invest in the areas most in need of reinforcements.

Patrick Bamford and Tyler Roberts of Leeds United argue over who is to take the penalty before Bamford takes it to score the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between...

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