Leeds United must desperately look to offload Jay-Roy Grot amid reports linking him with a move to ADO Den Haag.
Since joining from NEC Nijmegen in the summer of 2017 for a reported fee of £750k, the 22-year-old just hasn’t been able to mark his mark at Elland Road, making just 22 appearances in total for the Whites, scoring one goal and providing one assist.
But now, Dutch publication Algemeen Dagblad (via Sport Witness) claim that Den Haag have their eyes set on bringing Grot back home to his native Netherlands, and that he’s actually been training with them for a few days this week.
The report adds that with Grot’s contract at Leeds coming to an end this summer, and Marcelo Bielsa not including him in his plans, the key way for Den Haag to get their man is for the forward to terminate his contract at Elland Road.
Having not played a single competitive game for Leeds since the 2017/2018 season, it’s fair to say Grot’s signing just hasn’t worked out for the club.
Whilst his £7.15k-a-week wages aren’t the biggest, especially in the context of the modern Premier League game, it’s still the fact the Whites are continuing to pay someone who is nowhere near Bielsa’s first-team plans.
It’s a financial nightmare that won’t make owner Andrea Radrizzani happy at all, and it’s why he might consider personally intervening in the matter.
With the report claiming that Den Haag would look to pick Grot up if he has his contract terminated, then Radrizzani may consider biting the bullet on the young Dutchman and coming to an agreement where he can just walk away in the January transfer window rather than in the summer.
Grot’s time has been up for some time now, and Leeds have to make a ruthless, yet ultimately understandable, call on the 22-year-old this month.