Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw has still not accepted the club’s offer to participate in pre-season training despite the fact that the option exists for him to accept a new contract in West Yorkshire.
Following Forshaw being named on Leeds’ released list alongside goalkeeper Joel Robles, a report emerged from TEAMtalk claiming that the 31-year-old had been offered a new contract “on reduced terms” which would see him remain a Whites player for the near-future.
Leeds’ keenness to retain the former Middlesbrough man’s services were also highlighted in a brief statement towards the end of the club’s official retained list – with the door being opened to both Forshaw and Robles to return to Thorp Arch to take part in pre-season training.
Now, with the Whites’ pre-season preparations beginning this week following the appointment of new manager Daniel Farke, both Forshaw and Robles are yet to take the West Yorkshire outfit up on this offer.
Whilst Forshaw’s time at Leeds has been plagued by persistent injury, there is no doubt that he offers a calm, composed presence in the middle of the park when fit.
Considering current Whites midfield men Marc Roca and Tyler Adams are being linked with moves away from the club, and the fact that Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie has already left LS11 after an ill-fated six-month loan move, Forshaw could find himself featuring for Leeds in a much greater capacity next season.
The deadline for Forshaw and Robles to report for pre-season training is understood to not yet have passed, with the Leeds hierarchy undoubtedly hopeful that the duo return to bolster a side set to be significantly depleted given that a number of departures are expected this transfer window.