Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw is said to be “considering” his future as a professional footballer at the end of the season.
The Whites hold an option to extend the midfielder’s contract by a further year, but his career at Leeds has been marred by injury and it is uncertain if they will decide to take up the option to keep Forshaw into the next summer in 2024 instead.
Leeds are currently deciding whether to offer the central-midfielder a new contract before the end of the season, with Beren Cross of Leeds Live recently reporting that Forshaw faces another huge battle to earn that new contract with the club as he remains side-lined with injury:
What’s the latest with Forshaw’s short-term future at Leeds?
The 31-year-old is said to be considering retirement when his contract is finished at the end of the 2022/23 season.
According to Leeds All Over sources close to the player, Forshaw is “seriously considering” the possibility after frustrating few years with injury at Elland Road.
He managed to play 26 games last season for the club, but has only made six outings this term, with injuries continuing to hold him back. Forshaw has played 84 times in total for Leeds, despite joining the club just over five years ago in the January of 2018 from Middlesbrough.
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What’s the latest with Forshaw’s long-term future at Leeds?
Even he and the club decide to have one more year together, it is still likely retirement is coming soon, and his days with the club are numbered.
Leeds All Over sources also added that Forshaw is considering a path into coaching as he decides the next steps in his career carefully between now and the end of the season.
That possibility could come sooner rather than later. The move to some makes sense, given Forshaw’s character and leadership qualities. A move to make him a coach at Leeds is not thought to be in the offing currently, though.