Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw is reportedly a target for recently-relegated Fulham this summer as Scott Parker looks to return the Cottagers to the Premier League at the first attempt – but a swap deal could be get a deal over the line.
The Daily Mail have claimed that Fulham want to sign 27-year-old Forshaw who has been on the fringes of Leeds’ squad since joining the club from Middlesbrough for £4.5million in January 2018.
Last season, the former Everton ace only managed 32 appearances for the Whites. Indeed, Marcelo Bielsa preferred the likes of Kalvin Phillips, Pablo Hernandez, Mateusz Klich and even Tyler Roberts.
It is unlikely, though, that Marcelo Bielsa will want to wave goodbye to Forshaw, given the player can play in multiple midfield positions and is more than adequate back-up for the aforementioned players.
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However, if Forshaw wants to move to Fulham – with west London likely to be an attractive more for his young family – Leeds have got to request a teenage talent is included in the deal, after being linked with him on Tuesday.
Indeed, Sport Bible claimed in an exclusive that Leeds are after 17-year-old Fulham right-back Cody Drameh. The England Under-18 international is already a regular in Fulham’s Under-23 side.
Leeds have plenty of right-backs in their squad. Lewie Coyle has returned from a loan at Fleetwood, joining Gaetano Berardi, Luke Ayling and Stuart Dallas in the first team. Bryce Hosannah has been excellent for the reserves.
Nevertheless, Leeds are looking to add Drameh to their side this summer. With Forshaw being linked with Fulham, Leeds have got to request a player-plus-cash deal in order to land the right-back and some cash for Forshaw.
The move would suit all parties, with Leeds getting their man and Fulham getting theirs. Leeds have cover for the ex-Middlesbrough ace, and could even look to bring in a replacement with the money as well as getting one of England’s best teenage defenders.