Leeds have opened negotiations with recently-relegated Fulham over selling Adam Forshaw to the Cottagers, according to Football Insider.
It emerged that Craven Cottage boss Scott Park was keen to sign our midfielder toward the end of last week, when the Daily Mail claimed the former England international viewed the Liverpool-born ace as a player that can help his side dominate possession thanks to his years of experience in the Championship.
Forshaw could be the man for that responsibility, as he is considered a ‘battle-hardened’ second-tier star, despite only starting 20 of our 48 league fixtures in the 2018/19 season, partly due to his injury problems.
Although, in his 1,909 minutes of action in the second-tier – including substitute appearances – the Everton product did record a tackle every 28.5 minutes and challenge for possession in the air every 28.9 minutes on average, while playing a total of 28 key passes.
The daily newspaper did not claim knowledge of how much the South-West London outfit would be willing to pay for his signature, but it is the understanding of Football Insider that we will be looking to recoup most, if not all, of the £4.5million we spent on the 27-year-old just 17-months ago.
We stand a good chance of recovering most of the fee as well, as Forshaw still has three-years left on the contract he signed upon arriving at Elland Road from Middlesbrough. However, the club may ease their stance slightly if his exit boosts our hopes of retaining Kalvin Phillips amid interest from Aston Villa.