'Get rid', 'Flog him', 'Sell' - Some Leeds fans react on Twitter to Bielsa update on 28y/o
Leeds United fans are growing increasingly frustrated with how long it is taking for Adam Forshaw to recover from an injury that has kept him sidelined since September.
Forshaw, 28, has played just once in the Championship since September due to a hip injury, which Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Graham Smyth describes as “complicated”.
Marcelo Bielsa confirmed on Thursday, ahead of Leeds’ next fixture against Cardiff on Saturday, that Forshaw is unavailable to play once again and now fans are beginning to lose their patience over the midfielder.
Forshaw started the season strongly for Leeds in the centre of Bielsa’s midfield but it is not as though the Whites have missed the ex-Middlesbrough man during his absence.
They are top of the league, 11 points clear of third and appear to be on course for a long-awaited return to the Premier League.
And as they have not really missed Forshaw, some fans have suggested that the 28-year-old should be sold due to his lack of appearances for the side.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Forshaw spent more time in the injury room than on the field sell him and bring someone else in
— jamie livsey (@Jimjam_1985) December 12, 2019
Time to ship out crocks like Forshaw in January. Wage of resources
— Eireleeds1💙💛 (@kevingaff) December 12, 2019
We might as well get rid of forshaw and also Douglas must be tying up a lot of wages from our small budget #lufc
— Olivier Pujol (@DBauer191) December 12, 2019
Once he’s fit, I’d probs flog him, 5 million to be out more than he’s played.. never gonna recoup the coin back for him. What’s he had done a full hip replacement like a pensioner gets. 🙄
— wordmeister. (@Wordmeister78) December 12, 2019
Will Leeds be find it that easy to sell a player who has been injured for several months? Who would want a half-fit player in January?
Bielsa is unlikely to want to change his squad up in the New Year so fans who want Forshaw sold, should probably give up all hope.
I really worry about Adam Forshaw. Will be ever see the bloke again https://t.co/5OPTVBazsN
— Conor Doherty (@Conord93lufc) December 12, 2019
— Conor McGilligan 🦁 (@ConorJHMcG) December 12, 2019
In other Leeds United news, David Prutton has predicted the score for this weekend’s clash with Cardiff.