The 24 year old has indicated he wants to speak to the Spanish giants.
Pleat told BBC Sport: "I think he's a little bit young to go abroad.
"I doubt he'd find it easy. Many have failed when they have moved overseas."
Pleat added: "One or two have succeeded, but not many. Most have had a difficult time. I think he is young to go, but he might feel that, with his partner and baby, it will be a new start for him.
"I think it might be better if he stayed, continued to work and maybe next summer leave if that is his wish."