Heading into their match at weekend against West Ham United, Leeds were riddled with injuries, and their back four reflected that with both Charlie Cresswell and Jamie Shackleton starting at centre-back and right-back respectively.
Should Leeds sell Forshaw?
Now, Marcelo Bielsa is going to have to cope with one more injury as he confirmed after Leeds’ 2-1 defeat against the Hammers that Forshaw has injured his thigh, which adds to the time spent on the sidelines by the midfielder following a horrendous injury he picked up during the 2019/20 season, which saw him endure 560 days on the treatment table (as per Transfermarkt).
What have these Leeds fans been saying?
“He should be ashamed picking up a salary for 4 years for doing naff all also the cost of medical care that goes into looking after him, it’s a shambles”
“Sorry he’s a waste of a wage it’s obviously not his fault for being made of glass but when we don’t sign a midfielder when we scream out for one and say it’s alright we have him it’s not it’s like he walks and gets injured”
“Enough now…. already”
“Scandalous recruitment during the summer. We’ve been on a great run, but we’ve taken our eye off the ball in terms of strengthening the team, instead choosing to rely on what we have. No team succeeds by standing still. #lufc”
“We’re actually gonna go down”
“Get rid of him.”
“Love the guy, but needs must….bye bye.”
Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani said over the summer that Forshaw would be like a new signing this season, much in the response to the Whites wanting to sign a new midfielder, which was made very clear by interest in both Conor Gallagher and Lewis O’Brien.
With Forshaw now picking up a thigh injury, it’s yet another headache that Bielsa will not be welcoming, especially given his side still remain winless in the Premier League alongside four other teams in Norwich City, Newcastle United, Burnley and Southampton.