By Sam Stone

2nd Dec, 2022 | 10:10am

Leeds United deal for Sasa Lukic will surely be the end for Adam Forshaw

Leeds United have a handful of older players on their books who are facing uncertain futures at Elland Road as Jesse Marsch looks to rejuvenate his squad.

Luke Ayling has been tipped to leave the club with TEAMtalk’s, Graeme Bailey (16 November) suggesting a number of Championship clubs are vying for the 31-year-old’s signature. Mateusz Klich could also depart the Yorkshire side with Bailey suggesting a January exit could well be on the cards.

Adam Forshaw is another player who is facing the Elland Road exit, with the 31-year-old’s contract up in the summer of 2023. According to LeedsLive (16 November), there is still hope for the midfielder, with Forshaw having six weeks to show the American he is worthy of a new deal.

However, after a recent transfer rumour which has consistently emerged for Leeds, it would now seem unlikely for Marsch to be considering a new contract offer for Forshaw.  Forza Roma suggested (23 November) Leeds are now front of the queue for Torino midfielder Sasa Lukic, with the Serbian international unlikely to agree new terms in Turin.

Jose Mourinho’s Roma have also been linked to the 26-year-old, but it’s been reported that the Serie A club could struggle to pay the £12.9million asking price.

It appears there is an interest from Leeds with Calciomercato (30 November) revealing talks could commence once Lukic’s World Cup commitments are over.

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This news will come as a huge blow to Forshaw, who now looks certain to be heading out of the club when his contract expires in the summer. He’s been a wonderful servant for the Whites, but a new breed of player is beginning to emerge at Elland Road, and there simply isn’t going to be space for some of the senior players who still remain.

In other Leeds United news, a first-team defender may not have long left at Elland Road after “Awful” footage emerges from this month, making a January transfer imperative.