Campbell: Forshaw could save Leeds millions after Champions League reveal
Adam Forshaw could save Leeds United millions but they should not put unnecessary pressure on him to be their immediate midfield saviour.
That is the view of ex-Premier League striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider as Forshaw featured for the Whites in pre-season.
The 29-year-old came off the bench as a young Leeds side beat Guiseley 3-2 earlier this week (27 July) in front of Marcelo Bielsa.
Forshaw has not featured for Bielsa’s first-team in almost two years after struggling with a hip injury.
Despite his minimal involvement in recent seasons, Phil Hay of the Athletic reported on 28 July the club are quietly confident he can make an impact next term.
It is claimed Bielsa sees the Englishman as a player of Champions League quality.
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“I don’t want to put too much pressure on him because two years is a long time,” Campbell told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.
“What I want him to do is get the first three months in without getting an injury then he can hopefully start to play a few games and go from there.
“When you’re on that slippery slope of an injury it’s not good. The world seems like the sky is falling in.
“He could save them money but availability is everything. He’s a decent midfielder.”
Forshaw has played 52 times across all competitions for Leeds but is yet to feature in the Premier League for the club..
He made one substitute appearance for the Under-23s last season as they clinched the Premier League 2 Division 2 title away to Aston Villa.