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Exclusive: Leeds midfielder now set for new contract talks with club after U-turn over future at Elland Road

Leeds United and midfielder Adam Forshaw are set to sit down for crunch talks over a potential contract extension, sources have told Football Insider.

Football Insider revealed on Friday (2 June) that the Whites are considering handing the 31-year-old renewed terms following their relegation to the Championship.

Forshaw’s current deal is set to expire at the end of this month – although Leeds hold the option to extend it a further 12 months.

It is believed that the Yorkshire giants are considering triggering that option – with a new, longer-term contract also being considered.

Forshaw was set to be let go by the Elland Road club if they survived relegation to the Championship. He was restored to the side by departed manager Sam Allardyce towards the end of the 2022-23 campaign – starting in three of his four games in charge.

The midfielder’s performances have impressed club chiefs, who are now set to U-turn on releasing him at the end of June. Forshaw’s extensive Championship experience with Leeds, Middlesbrough and Wigan could now prove vital in ensuring an immediate return to the top flight.

He has racked up 123 total appearances in the second tier and was part of Marcelo Bielsa’s title-winning side in the 2019-20 campaign.

The Liverpool-born ace’s last contract extension came in January 2022, with that deal earning him a reported £20,000-a-week. Leeds United are kickstarting their summer recruitment drive as they look to seal an immediate return to the Premier League.

Football Insider revealed on Friday (2 June) that the Elland Road club will look to add new faces at left-back, central midfield and in attack in the off-season.

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