Noel Whelan has suggested to Football Insider that Robbie Gotts could break into the Leeds United first team.

The former Leeds striker, who now works as a pundit for BBC Radio Leeds, seems to rate the 19-year-old right-back highly.

Whelan believes that the talented and promising defender will have to be patient at Elland Road, and he has suggested that the right-back has what it takes to break into and establish himself in Marcelo Bielsa’s first team.

Whelan told Football Insider: “Gotts, he’s the next one. He is in and around the first team, and knocking on the door. He is going to get game time as he is making a strong case.

“He’s a real talent and has the wow factor. He can play centre midfield or in the number 10 role. He is fantastic on the ball, very composed and has a great range of passing.

“He’s going to have to bide his time as there is real competition for places at Leeds, but I can see him reaching the top.”

Breaking into Leeds United first team

Gotts is only 19 years of age, and it is not going to be easy for the right-back to establish himself in the Leeds first team anytime soon.

The teenager needs to do well for the youth team for now and show in training what he is capable of.

Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa has shown that he gives young and promising players the chance to play for the first team if they are good enough, with Jack Clarke and Ryan Edmondson being prime examples, and Gotts could get the chance to shine.

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