News has broken today that Leeds have bid over £2 million in an attempt to sign Middlesbrough midfielder Adam Forshaw. The Boro man isn’t in the plans under Tony Pulis and Leeds have entered the race with Cardiff, and now believe they can get the deal done with reports suggesting this deal is now likely.
Leeds are pretty desperate for a midfielder with currently, and that’s without the current injuries and suspensions. Ronaldo Vieira is injured and Eunan O’Kane suspended, Kalvin Phillips one yellow away from a bad and Mateusz Klich isn’t even in the plans. Leeds are now favourites to land the experienced central midfielder ahead of Cardiff City who today signed Liverpool midfielder Mario Gurjic. Forshaw would play in a more advanced role than the likes of Ronaldo Vieira and Eunan O’Kane and has a good idea of this league.
The 26-year-old Liverpool-born midfielder began his career at Everton and has fallen out of the plans at Boro under Tony Pulis. He is a fan favourite according to The Gazette (The Boro version of the YEP effectively) and started very well in the Premier League last season but lost his place in December under Garry Monk. Forshaw is a good footballer who rarely loses the ball, the stats back that up emphatically over the last few seasons.
Phil Hay has said Leeds are increasing confident of doing the deal and although there is still a lot of work to do Leeds are happy to meet the £2.5m valuation and also happy to meet his wages. Sky Sports have also confirmed Leeds have bid in excess of £2 million for the player.