Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw has been offered a new contract despite being named on the club’s released list earlier this month.
That is according to TEAMtalk, who claim that sources inside Leeds have told them Forshaw has been given the opportunity to extend his time in West Yorkshire, with his current contract with the club due to expire on 30th June.
Forshaw remaining at Elland Road was always a possibility, as a brief sentence towards the end of Leeds’ official club statement confirming his release opened the door to the 31-year-old returning for the start of pre-season training on the 2nd July.
Now it appears as if this option is set to be enacted, as TEAMtalk report that Leeds have offered Forshaw a new deal “on reduced terms”. It is understood that the former Middlesbrough man is considering his options with “several other clubs” believed to be keeping tabs on his situation.
Forshaw’s time at Leeds has been blighted by injury, but there is no doubt that he provides a composed and experience presence in the middle of the park when fit.
Considering that current Whites midfield men Marc Roca and Tyler Adams have been heavily 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.
Forshaw was, after all, a member of Marcelo Bielsa’s promotion-winning Leeds side in the 2019/20 season, and may well be keen to be given the chance to repeat the feat next term.