Leeds United have had a £4million bid accepted by Middlesbrough for midfielder Adam Forshaw, according to a reliable journalist.
Daily Mail reporter Laurie Whitwell claimed on his personal Twitter account on Wednesday that Forshaw, 26, was a target of Cardiff but he is now due to undergo a medical at Leeds on Thursday morning after Boro accepted a fee.
Adam Forshaw to undergo medical at Leeds tomorrow after Middlesbrough accept bid worth £4m. Cardiff had also been in the hunt #lufc
— Laurie Whitwell (@lauriewhitwell) January 17, 2018
Sky Sports reported in their transfer centre blog [05:46pm] on Wednesday that the fee of over £2million was agreed with Boro for the midfielder, and now in this development, that figure is understood to be double that at £4millon.
Leeds now look as though they are expected to complete the signing of the former Everton midfielder soon to complete the second addition to their first-team this month following left-back Laurens De Bock, who was signed from Club Brugges.
Forshaw’s experience of earning promotion would no doubt be an advantage for Thomas Christiansen’s side as they aim to finish in the play-off spots this season.
The midfielder helped Brentford earn promotion from League One as runners-up, before moving to Middlesbrough and playing a key role in their second-placed finish in 2015/16.
He is a proven performer in the Championship but has recently fell out of favour of new Boro boss Tony Pulis and has not played a single minute under the Welshman.
Football Insider verdict
Forshaw will be a decent addition to a Leeds team that is starting to look very thin in midfield, but £4million is a lot of money to be spending in the January window when Thomas Christiansen had previously suggested that activity this month would be minimal. Forshaw’s experience could be invaluable, especially as he has a history with teams who are always fighting for promotion, but that fee is a lot when Leeds’ main priority has to be a goalscorer. Eunan O’Kane and Samuel Saiz will be back from their suspensions sooner rather than later so someone will be left unhappy once all options are available and they’re not playing.
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