Ace who last played for Leeds 14 mths ago given pre-season to save Whites career - Sources
By Wayne Veysey
Jay-Roy Grot is set to be handed a Leeds United lifeline by Marcelo Bielsa this summer, Football Insider understands.
The striker last played for the Whites in April of last year and spend the recent season on loan at Dutch-Eredivisie club VVV-Venlo.
His future has been up in the air along with many of the players loaned out by the Yorkshire giants in the 2018-19 campaign.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider the club intend to give Grot, 21, the forthcoming pre-season to rescue his career at the club.
Manager Bielsa was unconvinced by what he saw of the versatile attacker this time last year but he has subsequently played regularly in Holland and could yet have a first-team future at Elland Road.
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Grot had a difficult debut campaign following his arrival from NEC Nijmegen in the summer of 2017, scoring just once in 23 games and frozen out to the Under-23s at one stage.
He has had a creditable season back in his homeland, scoring six goals and supplying three assists in 33 matches and ending the campaign with three goals in the last five games.
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