Leeds United have confirmed Jay-Roy Grot has agreed to leave Elland Road to join German club VFL Osnabruck.

In a statement on their official website, Leeds confirm the deal is a permanent one and have wished Grot, 22, all the best for the future.

Grot joined Leeds from NEC Nijmegen in 2017 but made just 22 appearances in all competitions for the Whites and scored only one goal.

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Another deadline day exit to shift deadwood

Grot isn’t the only player who’s left Leeds today (Monday).

Earlier in the day, Rochdale confirmed the signing of Conor Shaughnessy from the Whites.

Both Grot and Shaughnessy were in the same boat as neither of them were in Marcelo Bielsa’s first-team squad, neither of them were even getting a look in for the Under-23s and both of them were destined to leave.

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It’s taken until the final day of the winter transfer window to go but finally, they can move on with their careers after forgettable spells at Elland Road.

Grot has had loan spells away from Leeds in his time on the books in West Yorkshire but has struggled to make an impact.

He scored twice in 25 appearances for Vitesse on loan in the Netherlands last season but had his campaign cut short by injury and then the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hopefully, a move to Germany’s second tier with Osnabruck will help Grot rediscover his form but at the end of the day, he was a very poor signing by Leeds.

Victor Orta has had a lot of flops at Elland Road and viewing Grot as a replacement for Chris Wood was arguably his worst mistake.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are in talks over an end-of-season swoop for this left-back.


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