Adam Forshaw has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he is desperate to sign a new deal to remain at Leeds United beyond the end of his current deal – which expires at the end of the season. The club have the option to extend.

Forshaw, 31, is fit and likely to be in the starting XI for the second time in a row on Saturday as we host Newcastle at Elland Road. It will be Forshaw’s 11th outing of the season, as injury continues to sideline the £4.5m midfielder.

The ex-Middlesbrough and Everton star impressed off the bench in the 4-1 loss to Bournemouth, and then in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester City – where he lasted 80 minutes. But his long-term future does remain in doubt, right now.

The YEP report that the club holds the option to extend his current deal. You would imagine that Forshaw would be willing to extend his deal regardless of what League we’re in next term – and he suggests as much in his comments.

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“I want to remain in the Premier League and I’d absolutely love to stay here of course. I love it here, my family love it here. You know, I’ve got some really close friends, players and staff. There’s nothing more I’d wish for than to stay.”

Adam Forshaw desperate to sign a new deal to remain at Leeds United

Forshaw is the kind of personality, character and indeed, player you want to have at your club. A person with the right attitude, a player that helps behind the scenes – and is consistent on it. But there is one glaring problem.

His injuries have limited Forshaw to just 44 appearances over the last three seasons. But if he can remain injury free between now and the end of the season, whether Leeds stay up or go down, Leeds should extend Forshaw’s deal.

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