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Photo: Leeds United's Adryan on holiday in Portugal just days ago, what's going on?

While the injured players furore was kicking off last weekend, Leeds United attacker Adryan was in Portugal.


A photo posted by Adryan (@adryantavares) on

While the saga surrounding Leeds United's injured players was kicking off last week, another loan star was a low key absentee.

Adryan was nowhere to be seen, unable to get in the matchday squad for the Charlton game despite six players pulling out.

The Brazilian was instead on holiday in Portugal, posting a photo to his Instagram page, geo-tagged at a restaurant in Lisbon, with his wife and friends.

In what has been a hugely busy week with separate off field matters at the club, Adryan's trip has gone unexplained.

BBC Radio Leeds journalist Adam Pope confirmed via his Twitter page yesterday that he had been told the playmaker has returned to training.

Whether he stands a chance of making the squad this weekend is unclear, but a starting berth is certainly unlikely considering he has not been picked by head coach Neil Redfearn in the Championship in 2015.

Adryan was an unused substitute under Darko Milanic when Leeds hosted Sheffield Wednesday earlier in the season. The Flamengo loanee is due to return to the Brazilian club at the end of the campaign.

A coincidence perhaps, but The Guardian reported on Wednesday that Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has also just returned from a trip to Portugal.

The reason for both visiting, presumably separately, is just another uncertainty in a week full of them.

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