Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw remains in Marcelo Bielsa’s plans despite there being no return date in sight, according to Beren Cross.
Forshaw hasn’t kicked a ball since the early days of last season as he continues to recover from a hip injury.
Speaking during a Leeds Live Q and A, Cross claimed that Bielsa wants Forshaw to play for the Under 23 side but there is no sign of that happening soon.
He said, “Forshaw continues with his rehabilitation. Bielsa wants him to play with the under-23s when he’s ready to get out onto the field, but there’s been no sign of that.
“I half-expected a loan move of some kind in this window if he had been able to prove his fitness with the under-23s before now, but it hasn’t happened.
“Only 18 months left on his current deal to prove himself now.”
We would all like to see Forshaw pull on a Leeds shirt once again but how realistic that future is at the moment remains uncertain.
Leeds have moved on while Forshaw recovered from his injury and it is hard to see a place in the side for him now.
The club has been promoted and taken to life in the Premier League rather well without Forshaw being involved and it is hard to see a way back in for him.
You also have to think about how fit he will be once he returns.
After not playing professional football for well over a year it could take months for the 29-year-old to get back up to pace.
There is also the chance that he simply isn’t the same player he was before he got injured.
It would be a terrible way for his Leeds career to end and none of us want to see Forshaw cut adrift but at this point it is hard to see a future for him at Elland Road, despite Bielsa’s wishes.
In other Leeds United news, this youngster will have his immediate future resolved this week.