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Leeds United: Forshaw ‘more than likely to leave’ on a free if he’s not sold in January

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Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw could leave the club for free this summer if he’s not sold in January. 

That’s according to journalist Pete O’Rourke who spoke to This Is Futbol about what the future holds for the Lilywhites midfielder.

Forshaw has only made 3  league appearances for Jesse Marsch’s side this season. Which suggests he’s not part of his plans going forward.

Last season, the Englishman played 22 times for Leeds, showing he was well-liked by former boss Marcelo Bielsa. He joined the club back in January 2018 joining from Middlesbrough for £4.5 million.

After over four years at Leeds, his lack of minutes under Marsch suggest his time could be up.

O’Rourke sees January as the last chance for the club to sell the midfielder. He can leave on a free in the summer if he doesn’t move to a new side in January.

“This is Leeds’ last chance get some money for him if they do decide to sell him in January, otherwise he’s more than likely to leave on a free transfer in the summer.”

TIF’s view on O’Rourke’s comments

We believe that it would be foolish to not sell Forshaw, who was hailed as ‘tidy’ last season, in the next transfer window. He’s clearly not someone that is in Marsch’s plan.

The January transfer window is a chance for Leeds to get some money from selling him. Letting go in the summer on a free would mean they’d make no money from him whatsoever.

Furthermore, a move would benefit both the player and the club. Forshaw will likely be confident that he can find minutes at another club. He could definitely do a job for a number of teams in the Championship.

He’s 31-years-old now and you’d think the midfielder would like to spend the latter stages of his career playing first-team football.

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