Leeds United’s Welsh contingent has received a significant boost with the addition of a fourth Wales international player, Connor Roberts, joining the club on loan from Premier League side Burnley. The right-back, who played a crucial role in Burnley’s Championship-winning campaign last season, will be at Elland Road until the end of the 2023/24 season.
Connor Roberts, 28, brings a wealth of experience to Leeds United, having earned over 50 caps for Wales and represented his country in major tournaments such as UEFA Euro 2020 and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. His versatility in playing on both the right and left-hand side of the defense adds depth to Leeds’ squad.
Roberts, who progressed through the academy at Swansea City, is reuniting with former teammates Dan James and Joe Rodon at Leeds United, creating a formidable Welsh trio. The new signing could make his debut for the Whites in the upcoming Sky Bet Championship clash against Rotherham United at Elland Road.
Leeds United’s strong Welsh connection has been a key factor in their successful Championship campaign so far, with Joe Rodon, Ethan Ampadu, and Daniel James contributing significantly to the team’s impressive performances. The addition of Connor Roberts further enhances the Welsh influence at Elland Road, providing manager Daniel Farke with additional options in the quest for promotion back to the Premier League.
As the Whites continue their push for a return to the top flight, the quartet of Welsh internationals will be crucial in shaping Leeds United’s fortunes both in the Championship and, potentially, the Premier League.