By Alan Hutton

4th Jan, 2021 | 1:16pm

'I'm Sure He Wants To Go' - Exclusive: Pundit reacts to key Leeds transfer reveal

Adam Forshaw is right to actively seek a move away from Leeds United in this transfer window, according to Alan Hutton.

The 50-time Scotland right-back spoke exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams and was reacting to the news that the club’s hierarchy is to allow the 29-year-old to leave on loan in January.

The 29-year-old midfielder has been with Leeds since the midpoint of the 2017-18 campaign and has featured 52 times for the club across four seasons since.

He has not featured since September 2019, however, after a suffering a serious hip injury which required surgery.

Now, as he approaches fitness once more, the time is right for him to leave Elland Road and revitalise his career elsewhere, says Hutton.

He told Football Insider: “You need to play this football. How many times has he played this season?

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“As a player, you need to play games, it’s as simple as that. If you’re not getting time on the pitch then you have to look to leave.

“The January window has obviously just opened and I’m sure he wants to go and get settled in a team where he can play football. He’s a good footballer, so I’m sure that will be on his mind.”

Forshaw signed for Leeds from Middlesbrough for £4.5million in 2018 and was a key figure in the squad for the next one and a half seasons.

He started his career as an Everton academy graduate where he made one Premier League appearance before enjoying stints with Brentford, Wigan and then Middlesbrough before moving to Elland Road.

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