Leeds fans are delighted with the news that they are in talks over signing Middlesborough midfielder Adam Forshaw.
The Yorkshire Evening Post reported that Leeds are “confident” of signing the £2.5m-rated player, but face competition from Cardiff.
Leeds believe that Forshaw himself is keen on a move to Leeds and are willing to match Cardiff’s offer of £2.5million.
Phil Hay from the Yorkshire Evening Post, added to the fevered speculation when he replied to a Leeds fan on Twitter, saying that Leeds were “extremely keen” to sign the player.
very much so. They're extremely keen.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 17, 2018
Leeds’ interest in Forhsaw was revealed exclusively by Football Insider on Tuesday, when we said that Christiansen was looking for players who could drive from midfield to boost his squad’s chances of reaching the play-offs.
The latest news was released by Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie on his Twitter page on Wednesday lunchtime as the deal is seemingly accelerating.
He claimed that Leeds were now “in talks” to sign Forshaw.
Leeds United are in talks to sign Middlesbrough midfielder Adam Forshaw. Cardiff are also keen but Leeds are confident.
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) January 17, 2018
Leeds fans are delighted with the news and took to Twitter to rave about the player’s qualities.
Here is a selection of the best tweets from Leeds fans:
Forshaw. Neat, tidy and breaks up play allowing the forwards to play. Would be a good signing that one #lufc
— Tom Huffinley (@TomHuffinley) January 17, 2018
Decent player, for sure.
— Joe (@joebilbey) January 17, 2018
Area in dire need of strengthening hopefully is the partner Vieira needs in cm. Surely has to be a big improvement on Klich O’kane and Phillips
— Bryn Johnson (@BrynLufc) January 17, 2018
This is more like it ! Decent player and proven at this level
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) January 17, 2018
I'd be happy if we managed to sign Adam Forshaw could be the midfielder we've been lacking. #lufc
— Russ (@Latest_Journo) January 17, 2018
I've been tracking Adam Forshaw's career for several minutes now and can confidently say he's the man to get us promoted #lufc
— MrPaulRobinson (@MrPaulRobinson) January 17, 2018
Adam forshaw yes please!!
— Jordan Acton (@jacton999) January 17, 2018
Forshaw and Vieira ???? #LUFC
— Nile Burton (@NileB_) January 17, 2018
Finally things are starting to happen. Josh Windass as well Phil?
— Lee Thompson (@lufcThommo) January 17, 2018
Leeds would benefit from another experienced CM & Adam Forshaw would be a welcome addition.
He has a very impressive distribution rate and a high work rate. He's averaged an 85.9% pass completion over the last 5 league seasons.
Likely to replace Klich & most similar to O'Kane. pic.twitter.com/SSogGWvEsT
— LUFCDATA (@LUFCDATA) January 17, 2018
However, one Leeds fan was a dissenting voice. He said that Leeds need to be looking at signing a striker instead.
We should be splashing out on a striker ffs!???? #lufc
— Cameron Sloan (@sloanyman) January 17, 2018
In other Leeds United news, this £1.5million Whites player is highly likely to exit Elland Road.