By Joe Ellis

9th Sep, 2022 | 4:10pm

Leeds United duo Luke Ayling and Adam Forshaw should leave this summer

Jesse Marsch is leading something of a revolution at Leeds United which has come both on and off the pitch in a short space of time.

The 2022 summer transfer window saw a number of new faces arrive early on at Elland Road and a handful, in particular, may have spelt the end of two stalwarts of the Whites’ squad.

Rasmus Kristensen was one of the very first players to arrive at Thorp Arch and solve what Marsch clearly saw as a problem at right-back with Luke Ayling and Cody Drameh the other two options.

Drameh wanted to leave on loan but was kept at the club beyond the transfer deadline to make it three capable right-backs available and it is a similar story in midfield.

Tyler Adams, Marc Roca and Darko Gyabi were all signed by Victor Orta to push Adam Forshaw far down the pecking order and potentially see him play no games this season if fitness remains as it has so far.

Both Ayling and Forshaw have been regular faces for Leeds when they have been fit but neither has managed to remain without injury for a long enough time to impress Marsch since his February arrival.

They are also due to see their contracts expire this summer, as per Transfer Markt, and while there might be a temptation to offer them an extension of a year or two, it has to be a decision that is not taken.

As a club goes through an overhaul, there can be no room for sentiment and that applies here with two players who are adored by the Yorkshire faithful.

Marsch has a vision for where this club can go but it can’t get there if it clings to the past, it’s time for them to go.

In other Leeds United news, the recruitment drive for the academy is still going strong as scouts are sent to Scotland to watch an Aberdeen starlet.