Report claims Leeds could accept bids for senior midfielder with major problem

Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw has gone through one of the worst years of his career at Elland Road.

The 29-year-old picked up a hip injury in September 2019 and has yet to return after undergoing surgery in Colorado soon after.

Forshaw has joined Gaetano Berardi at Thorp Arch, and there are no signs that he is set to return any time soon.

With that in mind, could his Leeds career be coming to an end?

Forshaw has two years remaining on his current deal but has spent more time on the sidelines than on the pitch since signing from Middlesbrough.

Leeds Live have reported that the Whites could accept bids for the midfielder in upcoming windows – given his troubled past year.

It is suggested that should Forshaw be put onto the market so that Leeds can target younger options to bring into their side.

Look closer to home

Even if Leeds did sell Forshaw, they have plenty of other options in their academy.

Marcelo Bielsa has already transformed the likes of Jamie Shackleton, and the likes of Jack Jenkins could easily make the step up.

The young midfielder has shined for the under-23s this season and was even named on the bench in the Premier League clash with Crystal Palace recently.

Bielsa isn’t afraid to hand chances out to the youngsters that deserve it, and with Kalvin Phillips returning soon, the bench could be filled with academy players.

The likes of Shackleton and Pascal Struijk will be returning to their rotation roles, and they have to be ahead of Forshaw, even when he returns.

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