‘I’d love it’: Leeds star asked if he’d want to stay at Elland Road next season
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'I'd love it': Leeds star asked if he'd want to stay at Elland Road next season

Adam Forshaw has told BBC Radio Leeds that he would love to stay at Leeds United beyond this season as he heads into the final few months of his contract.

Forshaw has been a revelation for the Whites this season. He went into the campaign having gone almost two years without playing for the first-team.

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It did appear highly difficult to imagine the 30-year-old fighting his way back into the fold to the level where he would prove his fitness enough to earn a new contract.

But Forshaw featured in pre-season. And he made his competitive return in the Carabao Cup tie with Crewe in August.

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His first Premier League appearance for Leeds came midway through October. And he has now featured in their last five games in the top flight, starting the latest four.

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He has gone on to arguably be Leeds’ best player across the last few weeks. And certainly, it is hard to imagine the Whites not offering him a new contract if his current form continues.

The good news is Forshaw would clearly be very happy to sign an extension if the chance presented itself.

“I’d love it [to stay at Leeds]. My kids are in pre-school, we’ve loved it, I’ve never enjoyed living somewhere as much as I’ve enjoyed living here and I’ve had a torrid time on the pitch, so that says a lot about the people and the area and what I think of the place. I’m just enjoying playing again and see what the future holds,” he told BBC Radio Leeds.

“I hope [to stay], I don’t know. It’s not up to me. I just want to keep playing, stay in the team and help them climb up the table.”

Forshaw return has been absolutely huge for Leeds

Andrea Radrizzani came in for a lot of criticism in the summer after a tweet regarding Forshaw. He put the Englishman’s name forward when asked if Leeds were going to sign a midfielder.

It looked a poor move from the owner. And Forshaw would have been forgiven for feeling that the tweet did him few favours also.

Even in hindsight, it is still hard to argue that it was a good idea from Radrizzani. But Forshaw has certainly done his best to bail him out.

He has been absolutely outstanding in the last few weeks. He was a genuine contender for the man of the match awards against Leicester and Crystal Palace at the very least.

His return appears to have made a massive difference. And right now, it looks to be a no-brainer to make sure he signs a new contract.

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