Following the early termination of Djed Spence’s loan, Leeds United sets its sights on Burnley’s Connor Roberts, while Luke Ayling may be heading to Middlesbrough.

Leeds United is gearing up for a new addition to their defensive lineup. The club is reportedly eyeing Burnley’s Connor Roberts as a potential right-back replacement following Djed Spence’s early return to Tottenham Hotspur. This development came after Leeds decided to cut short Spence’s season-long loan deal, a move officially announced last Thursday.

Daniel Farke, Leeds’ manager, elaborated on the decision during his press conference, indicating no significant reason for Spence’s early return. The focus quickly shifted to whether Leeds would seek a replacement. Journalist Darren Witcoop suggests Leeds are indeed searching, with Roberts’ name emerging as a prime candidate.

Connor Roberts, if acquired, would join the likes of Dan James, Ethan Ampadu, and Joe Rodon, expanding Leeds’ Welsh international presence. Despite his 12 appearances for Burnley this season, Roberts hasn’t started a match since their loss to Brentford in October.

Additionally, there’s growing speculation about Luke Ayling possibly moving to Middlesbrough. This potential transfer could mark another significant change in Leeds’ defensive strategy.

Connor Roberts: Burnley’s Versatile Defender

Player Overview

Connor Roberts, a talented right-back from Wales, has been a key player for Burnley FC in the Premier League. Since joining Burnley in August 2021, he has shown versatility and skill in multiple positions, including left-back..

Connor Roberts

  • Date of Birth/Age: September 23, 1995 (28 years old)
  • Place of Birth: Neath, Wales
  • Position: Mainly Right-Back, also capable as Left-Back and Right Midfielder
  • Current Club: Burnley FC (since August 31, 2021)
  • Contract Expiry: June 30, 2025
  • Market Value: £6 million as of December 19, 2023
  • National Team Caps/Goals: 54 Caps for Wales, scoring 3 goals

Professional Career and Statistics

Roberts has an impressive career history with various clubs and a strong presence in the Welsh national team. His current market value is estimated at £6m, reflecting his importance to Burnley.

Transfer History

Season Date Left Joined Fee
21/22 Aug 31, 2021 Swansea Burnley £3.82m
17/18 Jan 3, 2018 Middlesbrough Swansea End of loan
17/18 Jul 14, 2017 Swansea Middlesbrough Loan transfer
17/18 Jul 1, 2017 Swansea U21 Swansea
16/17 Dec 15, 2016 Bristol Rovers Swansea U21 End of loan
16/17 Aug 25, 2016 Swansea U21 Bristol Rovers Loan transfer
15/16 May 31, 2016 Yeovil Town Swansea U21 End of loan
15/16 Aug 8, 2015 Swansea U21 Yeovil Town Loan transfer
15/16 Jul 1, 2015 Swansea U18 Swansea U21
Total transfer fees: £2.46m

Recent Performances and Future Prospects

Despite Burnley’s mixed season, Roberts’ performances have been noteworthy. With Leeds United showing interest in him, his future looks bright in the Premier League.

Top goals, assists, dribbles, and performances of Burnley and Welsh International Conor Roberts.

Top goals, assists, dribbles, and performances of Burnley and Welsh International Conor Roberts.

I'm Barrie Jarrett, born in Leeds, lived over a decade in South Africa, CEO And Co Founder of Planet Sport Limited and Planet Bet Limited.

Write A Comment