By Danny Mills

9th Jan, 2022 | 8:45pm

Forshaw tipped to finalise Leeds deal after news in last 24 hrs - Mills

Danny Mills has insisted Adam Forshaw has “done enough” to earn a new Leeds United contract.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Whites and England defender claimed players of Forshaw’s character and quality should be kept around “for as long as possible”.

The 30-year-old returned after almost two years out with injury earlier this season and has re-established himself as a key member of Marcelo Bielsa’s side.

Phil Hay of the Athletic reported yesterday (8 January) the club and player’s representatives are in talks over a new deal and are confident of coming to an agreement.

His current contract is set to expire at the end of the current campaign.

“I think he’s done enough,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

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“You’re looking at player and you’ve got to keep hold of some. You can’t just allow every single player to go because that clearly doesn’t work.

“I think he has done reasonably well so there is no reason why he doesn’t get a new contract.

“It’s now up to the club to decide. He’s a good pro, worked really hard to get back and had some good performances so I would suggest you keep those sorts of players around for as long as possible.

“Also with the covid situation, you don’t just want to lose a couple of players. Covid is here to stay, it’s not going anywhere that’s for sure.”

Forshaw has now played 67 times across all competitions for Leeds.

He has started their last nine Premier League games but was axed from the starting XI for the 2-0 loss to West Ham FA Cup today (9 January)

In other news, Leeds United ‘may already have a £30m player’ at Thorp Arch after deal is done this week.