Leeds United have a big squad, and journalist Phil Hay is wondering whether Marcelo Bielsa could allow a couple of players to leave by the end of the season.
What Hay had to say about the duo
Phil Hay was discussing both Tyler Roberts and Adam Forshaw when writing for The Athletic, via MOTLeedsNews. He said: “In terms of Roberts, he’s made next to no impact this season. I do wonder what the future holds for him longer term (much like Forshaw, albeit with them both at different stages of their career).”
Would it be best for Leeds to let the players depart?
Roberts has only played 237 minutes of football this season, (Transfermarkt) so he has been barely-used by the manager and rarely seen by supporters.
There is hope at the club that Forshaw can move out on loan next month and return to Leeds at a later date to then compete for a first-team spot. The club are hoping to loan Forshaw out in January whenever he regains fitness, since the midfielder has played only once for the Elland Road-based side in August 2019 due to a mixture of injuries and him not being favoured by Bielsa.
The 29-year-old only made seven league appearances in the 2019/20 season for the Whites and racked up a rating of 6.76 (Whoscored).
The two players mentioned by Hay clearly look to be on the fringes of the squad and it makes perfect sense to see him speculating about whether they have a future at the club or not.
It looks like it would be best if the club let the two leave, at least on loan, so they could play first-team football consistently elsewhere. In terms of their long-term futures at the club, they both remain very much up in the air.
In other Leeds news, the club have attempted to hijack a deal for a young defender – have a read who it is here!
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