The Yorkshire Evening Post’s chief Leeds United reporter Graham Smyth has claimed in a Q&A session on the YEP‘s website that Jay-Roy Grot is currently training with another team in his home country.
Grot, 22, was a surprise inclusion in Leeds United’s 25-man Premier League squad – after spending the last two seasons out on loan with VVV-Venlo and then Vitesse Arnhem in the Dutch Eredivisie.
However, an injury to the £1.5million (Football Oranje) signing prevented the attacker from leaving on loan last summer. He remains on the books, but has entered the last six months of his current contract.
He remains a part of the club’s 25-man Premier League squad but has not been seen at Thorp Arch for some time – undergoing rehab in his home country. Now, Smyth has provided an update on the giant attacker.
“The last I heard he was training with a team in Holland but he was still not yet fully fit,” Smyth said.
TBR’s view – Grot has played his last game for Leeds
In truth, it was one of Victor Orta’s worst Leeds signings. The player has managed just 22 appearances in the four years he has spent at Leeds, scoring one goal. Under Marcelo Bielsa, he has failed to make a single outing.
Would he be a good player under Bielsa? Perhaps he might have got a chance after a decent loan with Vitesse in pre-season, but an injury put paid to that. The last time Leeds will see Grot will be the club’s trip to Myanmar.