Adam Forshaw has endured a terrible spell with injuries that has kept the Leeds United midfielder sidelined for the past 12 months, last featuring in September 2019. He has now posted a defiant message on Instagram, but where does his future lie?
Forshaw, 29, continues to nurse a hip injury – with his last appearance coming against Charlton at the start of Leeds’ promotion-winning season. The former Middlesbrough and Everton star still has two years left on his contract.
The midfielder could still be of some use to Marcelo Bielsa – given he was one of four players in the squad to have previously tasted Premier League football prior to promotion, along with Helder Costa, Patrick Bamford and Pablo Hernandez.
Now, Forshaw has posted a defiant message on Instagram as he continues to fight for a return to action. It is believed the midfielder is undergoing rehab, with a view to returning to action at some point this season.
So, does Forshaw have a future at Leeds? Although luck may have been against Forshaw, upon his return, he may find that tide beginning to turn. The one area in the Leeds side that requires strengthening is the one in which Forshaw is best.
The Whites tried to sign Rodrigo De Paul, Todd Cantwell and plenty of others in the summer to fill the gap – left by Forshaw following his injury, in attacking midfield alongside Mateusz Klich. It gives Forshaw a chance.
Michael Cuisance failed a medical and Leeds’ inability to bring in another signing in that position could allow Forshaw to return and have an impact at Elland Road. But if he is to do so, he needs to regain fitness as quick as possible.
Failure to do so, and the £20,000-a-week midfielder (Spotrac) could find himself on the transfer list.