Adam Forshaw has paid a huge compliment to Leeds United colleague Joe Gelhardt, likening him to two former Manchester United heroes.
The Whites completed the signing of Gelhardt last August, snapping him up from Wigan Athletic and beating a host of clubs to his signature.
The 18-year-old has predominantly played in Leeds’ academy this season but he could potentially feature for the first team before May, having impressed in recent months.
Bamford compared Gelhardt to Man United pair
Someone who is clearly taken by the youngster is Forshaw, who continues to work his way back from a painfully long injury absence.
“Through the week he remarked that the likes of Joe (“Joffy”) Gelhardt, Sam Greenwood and Charlie Cresswell continued to impress – with Joffy showing a small but strong bulldog personality and playing style reminiscent of Carlos Tevez or Wayne Rooney.”
Transfer Tavern take
While Leeds and the Red Devils having a bitter rivalry, making it hard to complement anything the other club does, there is no denying that Rooney and Tevez were great players, as evidenced by their personal records and trophy hauls at Old Trafford.
For Gelhardt to be likened to the duo is exciting from a Whites perspective, with the teenager a footballer with a huge amount of potential, as is clear from Forshaw’s comments.
It will be interesting to see if he earns some playing time under Marcelo Bielsa this season, or perhaps becomes more of a fixture in the squad in 2021/22.
In other news, Leeds’ interest in an exciting midfielder has allegedly been confirmed by a reliable source. Read more here.
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