By Saikat Mandal

2nd Dec, 2022 | 1:40pm

Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw unlikely to leave Elland Road in January - journalist

Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw is unlikely to leave Elland Road in the January transfer window, as reported by Beren Cross.

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

However, Cross wrote in a Q/A session for Leeds Live [2 December] that Forshaw wants to get back to a “decent” fitness level after his injury issues, and he is unlikely to leave.

“I can’t see Forshaw moving on. He has a contract to fight for at Leeds and will want to get back to a decent level after his injury issues,” wrote Cross for Leeds Live.

Sky Sports pundit Paul Robinson told MOT Leeds News on 17 November that Forshaw will be “invaluable” for the Whites, and he doesn’t see any club signing him in January.

No Way

It has been widely reported that Leeds midfielder Mateusz Klich could be on his way out of Elland Road in January, as he seeks regular game time.

In case he leaves, the Whites are unlikely to sanction the departure of Forshaw who has a contract at the club until the end of the season.

The Whites do not boast a massive squad, and the club won’t be able to cope with the exits of two senior players at the same time.

Forshaw was brilliant last season after he returned from injury, and played a big role as the Whites narrowly avoided relegation on the final day of the season.

Summer signings Tyler Adams and Marc Roca have been immense in midfield for Jesse Marsch’s side, but the return of Forshaw would provide another strong option for the Whites’ manager.

Capable of playing as a holding midfielder or a conventional defensive midfielder, Forshaw can play a valuable role in the second half of the season. If Klich leaves, there’s no way the club will sell him.

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