By Noel Whelan

8th Apr, 2021 | 12:00pm

Forshaw's Leeds career over after Bielsa issues 'really strange' update - Whelan

Adam Forshaw’s Leeds United career is over amid “really strange” circumstances surrounding his injury recovery. 

That is according to ex-Leeds forward Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Marcelo Bielsa gave an update on the 29-year-old’s status.

Quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post, the manager said: “He’s healthy, and there’s two months left of the season so he can prove he’s finally over his issues.”

Forshaw has been missing since September 2019 and has suffered multiple setbacks throughout his rehabilitation.

Whelan bemoaned the lack of clarity Leeds have provided and claimed that the midfielder is unlikely to break back into first-team contention.

He told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs: “It’s a really strange one. Two years now… I do fear for his career after two years without football.

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“There’s a big question mark on him. No one has any idea where he is. There’s been nothing coming out of the Leeds camp. They are very closed off about it.

“There is never a definitive answer about his fitness. I would be very surprised if he kicked a ball again this season or even at the beginning of next season.

“I think we’ll sign another midfielder in that area so unless he has some kind of miraculous recovery, I can’t see him getting back into the Leeds side.”

Forshaw signed for Leeds from Middlesborough in January 2018 in a £4.5million deal.

He has played 52 times for the club in total.

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