West Bromwich youngster Tyler Roberts is at the heart of a transfer battle and it seems that Leeds United are one of the clubs circling the player. Marseille and Rangers are the other two clubs vying for the highly rated youngster who the Baggies are trying to convince to stay at the club with a new deal.

Roberts has scored five goals on loan at Walsall this season and has also had a loan spell at Oxford United, making juts one appearance for the West Brom senior side. Reports in the Sun are that Leeds are willing to pay £4 million for the player, although that seems odd given that he is out of contract at the end of the season. Phil Hay is reporting that Leeds want the player in January rather than on a pre-contract agreement which would lead to a tribunal juts like we had with Charlie Taylor and Burnley in the summer. Alan Nixon broke the story earlier today and says Leeds are “deadly serious” about the player.

Roberts is quick and powerful and certainly has the potential attributes to make an impression in the Championship. Playing with better players than he does at Walsall would obviously give him a better chance of progressing but the main competition here comes from his current club West Brom who are in a good position with anew manager and a lack of strikers as it is, maybe the promise of some game time could convince the player to sign a new deal with the club. Leeds will need to start progressing with a move for a striker soon with the window running out of time.

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