Football Insider pundit and former Leeds United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny has tipped Adam Forshaw to leave the club in January.
The Lowdown: Forshaw’s return
The 29-year-old has missed a whopping 71 games for Leeds over the past few years due to a hip problem.
However, Forshaw has now returned to full fitness and made his first start for the club in 697 days against Crewe Alexandra in the Carabao Cup.
The central midfielder has also made all three of Marcelo Bielsa’s Premier League matchday squads this season, however, Kenny thinks he could be next to leave.
Does Forshaw have a future at Leeds?
The Latest: Kenny’s comments
Kenny was talking to Football Insider about Forshaw’s future at Elland Road.
The 43-year-old thinks the Whites could look to cash in on the midfielder in the New Year when he would then have just six months remaining on his contract.
“I think there’s a real possibility that he might go in January.
“If he isn’t pushing for the first team, I don’t see why they wouldn’t try and get something for him before he leaves at the end of the season.
“It’s been difficult for him because we know he’s had his injury problems.
“But unless he comes and does something different and gets a run in the team, I can only see him moving on really.”
The Verdict: Not likely
Leeds didn’t add to their central midfield ranks this summer, with Victor Orta recently revealing that Forshaw’s return to fitness was one of the reasons why a midfield acquisition didn’t materialise.
Should Forshaw, on £60,000-a-week, remain fit throughout the campaign, his presence will almost be like a new signing after being sidelined for so long.
You’d expect that, should he stay healthy, a new contract could be forthcoming for Forshaw, who was on the books during Leeds’ 2019/20 title-winning season, so a January move may not be on the cards as Kenny thinks.
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