Noel Whelan has said that Leeds United would be best off getting rid of striker Jay-Roy Grot but hopes that he can prove him wrong as Marcelo Bielsa prepares to give him a second chance.
The former Elland Road ace exclusively told Football Insider that he has not seen enough quality from the Dutch flop to suggest he is going to make any sort of difference to the Whites over summer and heading into next season.
However, while Whelan says he would love for Grot to prove him wrong, he thinks Leeds would be best off cashing in on his services and investing the funds elsewhere.
Asked by Football Insider if he deserves a second chance at Elland Road, Whelan said: “Does he? No.
“From what I’ve seen he’s not the quality that Leeds United need. He doesn’t have that quality for Championship Football, he doesn’t have the quality that’s going to make the difference next season.
“If he does come and prove me wrong, I hope he does, but from what I’ve seen, he’s not your answer to that centre forward position unfortunately. I think he’s been a bad signing.
“Is he going to start? Absolutely not. Does he have the quality in my eyes? No. I think he’d be better off unloaded, get the money, pocket the cash, spend it elsewhere or put the money towards something that is going to be a difference.”
Grot made 22 appearances for Leeds in his first season at the club, managing to find the back of the net just once, while he has managed to score six times in 33 Eredivisie outings during his temporary spell away from Yorkshire.