Marcelo Bielsa has proven his willingness to hand opportunities to academy prospects this season, and a recent report from Phil Hay suggests that he could be planning on introducing another youngster in the future.
According to a recent report from Hay as published in the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United are set to hand a contract extension to Robbie Gotts.
His current deal is due to expire in June this year, but the extension will keep him at Elland Road next season.
Gotts has not quite enjoyed the same level of exposure which Jack Clarke and Jamie Shackleton have enjoyed under Bielsa, but the fact he has been named on the bench six times this season hints that he won’t have to wait too much longer before being handed an opportunity.
With Bielsa in charge Gotts has every chance of graduating from the youth academy and moving into the senior squad, such is the extent of the Argentine’s desire to promote from within.
Murmurs emerging from Thorp Arch hint that the 19-year-old has the technical quality to make the step up and Leeds’ decision to offer him a new deal proves that he is regarded as one for the future.
Exactly where he fits in at Elland Road remains to be seen as he is comfortable both at full-back and on the wing, but either way it appears the Whites are eager to lay the foundations for a future breakthrough by agreeing fresh terms with the teenage prodigy.