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Tyler Roberts set to leave Leeds for Birmingham City after ‘positive’ talks

Birmingham City are close to securing a deal for Leeds United forward Tyler Roberts, The Athletic report.

They claim that 24-year-old is close to making the switch after “positive discussions” regarding a fee and a deal, which will include add-ons.

Roberts spent last season on loan at Queens Park Rangers but – much like his career at Leeds – was repeatedly affected by injury, to the extent where he had to return to his parent club in West Yorkshire before the Championship season had ended.

He made a total of 20 appearances for the R’s across all competitions, scoring 4 times.

Birmingham are believed to be on the hunt for a new striker, and will not be short of cash following the £88.5m move of their former player Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund to Real Madrid – a sale they reportedly profited from due to a sell-on clause in Bellingham’s contract.

Roberts still has a year remaining on his contract at Leeds, but given his last appearance for the Whites came in March 2022, it is clear the club don’t see him as fitting into their long-term plans.

If the Welshman was to leave, he would become the first departure in what may be a significant summer exodus in West Yorkshire, as Leeds seek to balance their playing squad following their relegation from the Premier League last season.

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