Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani

Noel Whelan has slammed outgoing Leeds United forward Jay-Roy Grot after his permanent move to German outfit VfL Osnabruck.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Whites striker and boyhood Elland Road fan claimed Grot “wasn’t good enough” for Leeds and slammed the “desperate” decision to sign him in 2017.

The 22-year-old played 22 games across all competitions for the Yorkshire giants but his last appearance came in April 2018 and he has not featured under Marcelo Bielsa.

Grot moved to Germany’s second-tier on deadline day and versatile defender Conor Shaughnessy also exited Elland Road last Monday.

The 24-year-old has joined League One side Rochdale after spending the second half of last season on loan with Burton Albion.

Whelan told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs: “One player who came through the ranks and one player who should never have played for Leeds. 

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“He just wasn’t good enough and it’s poor recruitment, whether we were desperate or not, I don’t think we were that desperate that we needed a player like that with a lack of quality.

“I’m glad he’s gone, we’ve seen where he’s gone to, a division two side abroad, that tells a story in itself.

“Great to get them off the wage, great that they don’t belong to the club anymore and hopefully they can go and prosper at the clubs that they are at now.”

Shaughnessy played nine games for Leeds across all competitions all in the 2017/18 season and before Bielsa’s arrival.

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