Leeds United forward Jay-Roy Grot revealed on Monday that he is set to return to Thorp Arch to prepare for pre-season after the enforced break.
The Dutchman hasn’t been part of Marcelo Bielsa’s plans since he arrived at the club, and his loan spell at Vitesse was cut short this season because of the coronavirus.
Currently, at the club, there are three options in the final third – Patrick Bamford, Jean-Kevin Augustin and Tyler Roberts.
If you take into consideration Ryan Edmondson and even Bobby Kamwa who have both impressed with the under-23s, Grot could be classed as sixth option at Elland Road.
For Grot to be taken into consideration past pre-season, he would most likely need someone like Augustin to not make his move from RB Leipzig permanent once his loan ends.
There would need to be a lot of change for Grot to come into consideration in West Yorkshire, with much reshuffling set to be needed.
It is hard to evaluate Augustin’s performance at the club with injury and the enforced break putting an end to any sort of momentum he could have had.
The Frenchman certainly has all of the potential needed to make it, not only at Leeds but in the Premier League next season if that’s where the Whites are.
Augustin has proved himself in the Bundesliga with RB Leipzig before, scoring nine and assisting a further five goals in 2018 – great numbers in a European top-flight.
Compare that to Grot, who has only scored twice in his 22 appearances in Holland this season, and it is much more likely that he is sold rather than Augustin leaving and leaving a spot for him to take.
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