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Romano provides update on Joel Robles, could be set to leave in summer

Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on the future of Leeds United goalkeeper Joel Robles, claiming that he may be set to depart Elland Road in the summer.

The Italian transfer guru also reports that Robles is set to retain his position in Allardyce’s XI for the last three games of the Premier League season after putting in an impressive performance against Manchester City over the weekend.

It was a bold call by Allardyce to drop regular goalkeeper Illan Meslier given his recent poor form, but his decision to do so was vindicated early in the contest when Robles made an impressive save to deny Erling Haaland when through on goal in the 17th minute.

The Spaniard looked generally assured in net for the entire game, and may even have got a slight touch on Ilkay Gundogan’s missed penalty kick which hit the woodwork.

Robles’ inspired display has secured him a starting place in the Leeds XI for the remainder of the season – says Romano – but has also led to interest in the ex-Everton stopper developing from two clubs.

“Joel Robles future will be decided at the end of the season — he’s expected to play the final games of the season after his good performance vs Man City,” Romano tweeted.

“Robles contract expires in June, more than two European clubs are informed on the situation also waiting on Leeds.”

The 32-year-old will undoubtedly be put to the test once again when a strong Newcastle side travel to Elland Road this Saturday, and another performance like the one against City will go a long way to helping his side secure a positive result.

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