Leeds are looking more and more likely to complete a deal to sign 26-year-old Liverpool born midfielder Adam Forshaw. The player is set to undergo his medical tonight or tomorrow and Leeds are pushing for the deal to be done ahead of the weekend so he can play against Millwall.
Phil Hay and Adam Pope broke the news earlier today along with Sky Sports and the deal has moved very fast. The club were in direct competition to sign the player with Neil Warnock and Cardiff City but it seems the deal will go the way of Leeds. The reports suggested that Forshaw wanted the Leeds move rather than Cardiff and it seems like after matching the bid we have stolen the player form the grasp of the Welsh side. Forshaw isn’t in the plans of Tony Pulis who wants to move numerous first-team players out of the door to bring in his own and the likes of Adam Forshaw and Adam Clayton don’t suit his style of play.
Leeds are short of midfielders with Eunan O’Kane suspended, Ronaldo Vieira injured and Kalvin Phillips one yellow away from a two-game-ban. Mateusz Klich isn’t in the plans and that leaves us short, but I am of the opinion that Forshaw is a better player than a few of our options anyway and would compliment Ronaldo Vieira in the middle of the pitch. His main attributes are ball retention through a very good passing ability and protecting the ball. He may not be what everyone wants to see but his experience in this league will certainly add something to the squad. Our inability to control a game of football has been in evidence for a while, even when we win games.
The deal is expected to be done soon. More when we get it.