Leeds United are on the verge of completing the signing of Adam Forshaw from Middlesbrough, accordin to a report.
The Gazette claims that Forshaw, 26, is currently undergoing a medical with the West Yorkshire club and barring any hitches, will have his switch to Elland Road wrapped up within the coming hours.
Forshaw is due to become Leeds’ fourth signing of the January transfer window after Aapo Halme, Oliver Sarkic and Laurens De Bock all agreed permanent deals with the Whites.
Daily Mail reporter Laurie Whitwell claimed on his personal Twitter account on Wednesday that Forshaw was a target of Cardiff before a bid of £4million was accepted by Middlesbrough from United.
However it is understood from the Gazette that Boro’s asking price was only £2.5million, so it is unlikely that the Whites would have offered more than that.
Forshaw has not made a single appearance since Tony Pulis took charge at the Riverside but he has a great amount of experience of playing for promotion-pushing clubs so could be a really good signing for Thomas Christiansen.
Football Insider verdict
Leeds have had a good amount of central midfield options all season. However suspensions to Eunan O’Kane and Samuel Saiz and Kalvin Phillips one booking away from a two-game ban has left Christiansen with limited options. It would not be a surprise to see Forshaw go straight into the starting line-up against Millwall on Saturday because of this but Christiansen faces a problem once O’Kane is back. Leeds could have a glut of midfielders who are not playing, even though everyone is available. It would have made more sense to find someone on loan rather than spend money that should be spent on a goalscorer.
In other Leeds United news, this £3million duo may be offloaded on temporary deals this month.
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