Adam Forshaw set to leave Leeds United as Charlie Cresswell’s decision changed

Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw is expected to leave Elland Road this summer.

Adam Forshaw’s contract with Leeds United is set to expire in the summer, so he could be leaving at the conclusion of the season.

According to Football Insider, Forshaw, 31, has played just 157 minutes of Premier League action this season and has not been included to a Leeds matchday squad since New Year’s Eve.

The Liverpool-born midfielder has had his fair share of injuries while also competing for opportunities to play alongside Tyler Adams, Marc Roca, and Weston McKennie, so the Yorkshire club may believe that with competition for places at the club increasing, an exit for Forshaw may be the best thing for him and his career.

According to Wayne Veysey, the former Middlesbrough man has the option of staying at Elland Road for another year, but that does not appear to be the case.

If Forshaw does depart Leeds in the summer, fans will remember him for his five years of service, during which he helped them win the Championship in 19/20 and contributed to their three-year spell in England’s top flight.

Leeds change their stance on Charlie Cresswell
Leeds United have revised their stance on Charlie Cresswell’s future after considering selling the defender on a permanent basis in January.

During the winter, Cresswell was connected with Sunderland and Middlesbrough, and he almost joined Coventry City later in the window.

After sustaining a fractured eye socket earlier this month, the England under-21 international is expected to be sidelined for an extended period of time. If Millwall make the Championship play-offs, he will be looking to return.

Cresswell has had his ups and downs at the Den, but he has eventually developed into an important member of Gary Rowett’s squad.

The 20-year-old has made 30 appearances in all competitions, scoring five goals along the way. And, according to Hayden Evans, Cresswell’s agent, Marsch’s dismissal in February has provided a potential lifeline at Elland Road.

“At that time, there were no real objections from Leeds if the right price was found. That may have changed, though. New manager want everyone in pre-season,” he said.

“So they can make their own assessments and Charlie’s form – he’s doing what we know he is capable of. It is interesting, we will see. He’s under contract, he’s got another year at Leeds. The interest is there.”

However, after a season of regular first-team action, it will be interesting to see if Cresswell can make an impact at Elland Road or if he will need to depart to get consistent opportunities.

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