By Kevin Phillips

27th Dec, 2020 | 2:51pm

'He Needs His Agent' - Exclusive: Leeds '18 signing tipped to exit amid breaking news

Kevin Phillips has backed Adam Forshaw to leave Leeds United on loan when the transfer window opens on Friday.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Sunderland and England striker urged the 29-year-old’s agent to find his client a club where he will playing regular football for the remainder of the 2020/21 campaign.

This site revealed on Wednesday that the midfielder is expected to join a Championship club on loan next month after Marcelo Bielsa green lighted his exit.

Forshaw has made just one appearance for the Whites since August 2019 due to an injury which required him to fly to the USA in February to undergo hip surgery.

The January 2018 signing from Middlesbrough still has two years remaining on his contract at Elland Road.

When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of Forshaw’s future, Phillips said:

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“I think Forshaw will struggle to break into that side before the end of the season.

“When you have been out that long you just want to be playing.

“The sensible option is to tell the player now that he will be allowed to leave on loan. He needs his agent to find a football club where he is going to play week in, week out. That way he can get his career back on track.

“It has been such a long lay off so playing the odd reserve game will not be enough because he is an experienced player. He needs first team football somewhere.”  

In other news, Leeds United have been backed to sign Liverpool ‘powerhouse’ in 2021 after an intriguing development on Twitter.