Adam Forshaw is back in training and Phil Hay thinks his return could shape Leeds United transfer policy this summer.
Hay suggests a new left-back is needed as well as cover for Kalvin Phillips, but indicated Forshaw could be that man if he gets himself fit.
The midfielder is contracted until 2022 and according to Hay Bielsa remains a “huge” fan, so there is definitely a future for Forshaw at Elland Road if he can get and stay fit.
In a Q&A for The Athletic, Hay said of Leeds’ summer business” “A new left-back and some more resources in midfield are necessary, I feel.
“I’d also like to see cover for Phillips – although if Adam Forshaw was to get himself fit again, suddenly that position takes on a different complexion.
“Bielsa still thinks a huge amount of Forshaw. The question is just whether Forshaw can get himself over this hurdle and return long-term. It’s been soo long since he last featured.”
Chance to prove himself?
Forshaw has just over a month to prove his fitness and return this season but from Hay’s words it seems he could stay on for next year.
Bielsa remains a huge fan of the 29-year-old and he could fill a big hole in the Leeds side.
If Forshaw does become available again – which is a big if – he could be the alternative for Klich we’ve been missing and the back-up to Kalvin Phillips that we have lacked all year.
His form was brilliant just before his injury almost 18 months ago.
The Argentine has shown loyalty to the majority of players who got us promoted and we can see Forshaw finding a role in the squad.
After all, he featured in 32 games in Bielsa’s first season and rarely missed out when fit for selection.
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