By Will Butcher
Leeds attacking midfielder Casper Sloth is likely to return to Denmark as Garry Monk continues his revamp of the squad, according to a report.
Sloth was one of many Massimo Cellino signings during the Italian’s first transfer market as Leeds chairman, but did not make a single appearance in 2015-16.
According to Danish publication Bold.dk, the Denmark international is keen on a return home, with Aalborg looking most likely to sign the disillusioned 24-year-old.
It’s been a tough time for Sloth at Elland Road, despite a promising start. He was used largely by Cellino’s first manager Dave Hockaday, as well as Darko Milanic, impressing the Leeds faithful with his vision and eye for goal.
However, Sloth has failed to make an appearance in a Leeds shirt since February 2015, despite scoring regularly for the Under-21s side.
Aalborg are only willing to do business if they can sign Sloth on a free. Monk will have to decide whether he wants to terminate his contract, which ties him down until June 2017.
Monk is looking to rebuild his squad and has been very active in the last couple of days, announcing the signings of Kyle Bartley and Marcus Antonsson as well as selling Giuseppe Bellusci and bringing in James Beattie as first-team coach.
Sloth started out at his hometown club, AGF Aarhus, where he made over 100 appearances and became a real fan-favourite.
Despite eventually getting relegated, Sloth was one of Aarhus’ star-players, and as well as earning eight caps for his country, Leeds were willing to pay £600k to bring him to England.
That joy was short-lived, and it looks likely that Sloth will be on the next available plane to Denmark with Aalborg ready to sign him on a free.
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