By Mark Smith

8th Jan, 2022 | 7:15am

Leeds United optimistic of reaching new contract agreement for Adam Forshaw as talks continue - Phil Hay

Leeds United are optimistic about sealing a new contract agreement for midfielder Adam Forshaw, according to Phil Hay.

The Athletic journalist has shared that Leeds are now locked in active talks with the representatives of the Englishman.

Forshaw’s current deals run out at the end of the season, and he looks to have done enough to earn new terms after returning from his injury hell.

Writing for The Athletic on Saturday morning (08 January), Hay shared the latest on what seems to be positive talks.

“The Athletic understands, however, that Leeds and Forshaw’s representatives are in active discussions about an extension to that deal and are optimistic of reaching an agreement,” he wrote.

“Leeds supported Forshaw through almost two years of surgery and rehabilitation and have seen enough in him post-comeback to want to avoid a scenario where they lose him for nothing.”

Get it done.

We never thought we would say this, but Forshaw has been one of our most reliable options in the past couple of months at Elland Road.

Since returning from his two-year absence, the midfielder has been everywhere, playing in every game and putting himself about to great effect.

The Whites and Marcelo Bielsa have desperately needed him too, with Kalvin Phillips now looking like he will be out until March with his hamstring problem.

Forshaw deserves these terms, and it may be smart to keep him on a Bielsa-esque contract where he signs one-year terms each season.

Victor Orta will be at the heart of these discussions, and we’re confident that he will be closing in on that agreement – one that is much deserved.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has shared if the Whites are close to early signings in the January window