By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

17th Nov, 2022 | 8:10am

Leeds United ready to sell 'invaluable' Adam Forshaw in January as Sky Sports pundit hits out at transfer news

We’re delighted to welcome former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson as our exclusive columnist as each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds United…

Paul Robinson is dead against the idea of Leeds United offloading Adam Forshaw in January after the midfielder was linked with a move away.

GiveMeSport’s Dean Jones reported on 8 November that he’s been told that Forshaw, 31, will be available in the January transfer window.

It is understood that top-end Championship clubs will be interested in signing the injury-hit midfielder.

Forshaw has barely played this season due to continual injury issues and his contract expires in the summer.

However, Robinson believes it would be nonsensical to get rid of the experienced midfielder due to what he can offer Leeds behind the scenes at Thorp Arch.

Speaking to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said: “It’s important he gets himself fit for selection with Leeds and I’d love to see him given a chance at Leeds.

This is going to be a long season where they’re battling to stay in the Premier League so you need players like Adam Forshaw around the dressing room.

You need leaders, you need experience and you need those types of characters in and around the squad.

I wouldn’t even consider a loan move or anybody else taking him in January.

I’d give him the opportunity to get fit, to prove himself, show he’s worth another contract and then make a decision when they sit down with him at the end of the season.

He proved last season that he’s fantastic and to have that type of player in your ranks will be invaluable for Leeds.

At the moment, he’s too valuable to have around as a character because it’s going to be a long, hard season for Leeds.”

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