Midfielder Adam Forshaw has left Leeds United following the expiration of his contract this summer, the club have confirmed.
The development comes amid speculation concerning Forshaw’s future, with the 31-year-old recently linked with a big-money move to Saudi Pro League side Al-Akhdoud.
The former Middlesbrough man found himself released by Leeds last month, yet was invited to participate in pre-season training under manager Daniel Farke, indicating that the option existed for Forshaw to have his contract extended in West Yorkshire.
This offer has not been taken by the former Whites midfield man, with an end to his time at Elland Road being officially announced today.
Forshaw arrived at Leeds from Middlesbrough in January 2018 and – despite suffering from persistent injuries – ends his career at LS11 having made 91 appearances across all competitions.
He will also be remembered as a part of former head coach Marcelo Bielsa’s promotion-winning side in the 2019/20 Championship season, despite missing much of that particular campaign through a hip injury.
A statement released by Leeds announcing Forshaw’s departure said: “Adam Forshaw has left Leeds United following his contract expiring last month.
“Not only has Adam been an important player over the years, but he has also been a leader behind the scenes, who has always gone above and beyond for the club and community.
“Everyone at Leeds United wishes Adam, Yasmin, Luca and Rheo all the best for the future, they will always be welcome at Elland Road.”
The announcement makes Forshaw the latest in a long string of departures from Elland Road so far this summer, with Tyler Roberts, Robin Koch, Diego Llorente, Rasmus Kristensen, Brenden Aaronson and Rodrigo also leaving.
Chelsea’s Ethan Ampadu remains the side’s only incoming senior transfer up to this point, as Farke attempts to build a squad strong enough to achieve an instant return to the top-flight next season.